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dc.contributor.authorAdlam, Leah Seree
dc.contributor.authorBalks, Megan R.
dc.contributor.authorSeybold, Cathy A.
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, David I.
dc.coverage.spatialConference held at University of Auckland, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-09T23:16:26Z
dc.date.available2010-09-09T23:16:26Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationAdlam, L.S., Balks, M.R., Seybold, C.A. & Campbell, D.I. (2010). Temporal and spatial variation in active layer depth in the McMurdo Sound Region, Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 22(1), 45-52.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/4562
dc.description.abstractA soil climate monitoring network, consisting of seven automated weather stations, was established between 1999 and 2003, ranging from Minna Bluff to Granite Harbour and from near sea level to about 1700m on the edge of the polar plateau. Active layer depth was calculated for each site for eight successive summers from 1999/2000 to 2006/2007. The active layer depth varied from year to year and was deepest in the warm summer of 2001–02 at all recording sites. No trends of overall increase or decrease in active layer depth were evident across the up-to-eight years of data investigated. Average active layer depth decreased with increasing latitude from Granite Harbour (778S, active layer depth of.90 cm) to Minna Bluff (78.58S, active layer depth of 22 ± 0.4 cm), and decreased with increasing altitude from Marble Point (50m altitude, active layer depth of 49 ± 9 cm) through to Mount Fleming (1700m altitude, active layer depth of 6 ± 2 cm). When all data from the sites were grouped together and used to predict active layer depth the mean summer air temperature, mean winter air temperature, total summer solar radiation and mean summer wind speed explained 73% of the variation (R250.73).en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7080176en_NZ
dc.rightsThis article is published in the journal, Antarctic Science. Copyright © Antarctic Science Ltd 2009.
dc.sourceAnnual Antarctic Conferenceen_NZ
dc.subjectactive layer predictionen_NZ
dc.subjectaltitudinal gradienten_NZ
dc.subjectCryosolen_NZ
dc.subjectlatitudinal gradienten_NZ
dc.subjectpermafrosten_NZ
dc.subjectsoil temperatureen_NZ
dc.titleTemporal and spatial variation in active layer depth in the McMurdo Sound Region, Antarcticaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0954102009990460en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfANTARCTIC SCIENCEen_NZ
pubs.begin-page45en_NZ
pubs.elements-id20175
pubs.end-page52en_NZ
pubs.finish-date2009-07-03en_NZ
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.start-date2009-07-01en_NZ
pubs.volume22en_NZ


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