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Measurements of the tide level, current, temperature and salinity of McMurdo Sound and examination of the biological biomass in the water column
Entry ID: K007_1970_1974_NZ_1

Abstract: A measurement of the tides and currents in McMurdo Sound was conducted over several seasons. Current measurements were first made in McMurdo Sound by Hodgson (1907) during the stay of the Discovery in Winter Quarters Bay in 1902-1903. Further measurements were made in the 1950s with the establishment of both McMurdo Station and Scott Base. Current measurements made in the late 1950s and early ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.45   S: -78.0   E: 167.5   W: 166.0

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-12-21
Stop Date: 1971-02-09
Quality This was an early collection of current, temperature and salinity data by the New Zealand Oceanographic Institute now the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). The results are in the publications and will be archived by NIWA.

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-01