Bölter, Manfred; Blume, Hans-Peter; Erlenkeuser, Helmut (2011): Soil investigations at Casey and Arctowski stations. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.767449, Supplement to: Bölter, M et al. (1995): Pedologic, isotopic and microbiological properties of Antarctic soils. Polarforschung, 64(1), 1-7, hdl:10013/epic.29722.d001
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Soils from the maritime (Arctowski Station, King George Island) and coastal continental (Casey Station, Wilkes Land) Antarctic region are described with respect to pedology, isotopic and microbial environments. They are classified as leptosols, regosols, podzols, and histosols. Only surface layers (1-3 cm) contain sufficient organic material to provide a favourable environment for microbial communities and, further, for accumulations of organic matter. Variability of biological and chemical properties is high on a centimeter scale with depth and in the range of decimeters in horizontal scales.
Median Latitude: -64.217750 * Median Longitude: 26.024200 * South-bound Latitude: -66.283000 * West-bound Longitude: -58.468600 * North-bound Latitude: -62.152500 * East-bound Longitude: 110.517000
Date/Time Start: 1977-01-01T12:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1998-12-31T12:00:00
Arctowski-Station * Latitude: -62.152500 * Longitude: -58.468600 * Date/Time Start: 1977-01-01T12:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1998-12-31T12:00:00 * Elevation: 2.0 m * Location: King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula * Campaign: Arctowski_Meteo (Long-term meteorological data) * Basis: Henryk Arctowski Polish Ant. Station * Device: Station (STAT)
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- Bölter, M; Blume, H-P; Erlenkeuser, H (2011): Tab. 2: Chemical and microbial properties of soils from Casey Station (Wilkes Land) with respect to soil types. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.767447
- Bölter, M; Blume, H-P; Erlenkeuser, H (2011): Tab. 3: Chemical analyses of two soil profiles from Arctowski Station (King George Island). https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.767448