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Collaborative Research: Importance of Heterotrophic and Phototrophic N2 Fixation in the McMurdo Dry Valleys on Local, Regional and Landscape Scales - award #1246292
Entry ID: USAP-1246292_1

Abstract: The McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica represents the largest perpetually ice-free region on the continent. With the combination of prevailing katabatic winds and extremely low precipitation rates, they are arguably the oldest, coldest and driest deserts on Earth. Although the bulk mineral soils of the McMurdo Dry Valleys are extremely arid, during the brief austral summer months, wetted soils ... View entire text
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  N: -77.2   S: -78.09   E: 163.86   W: 161.36

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Version: 1
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Start Date: 2013-08-15
Stop Date: 2018-07-31
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DIF Creation Date: 2018-03-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-02-28