Soil Moistures for Soil Biota Distribution Experiment

Summary

Abstract: 

Investigation of the variation in soil biota and soil properties across the McMurdo Dry Valleys was part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project.  The moisture content of soil samples collected for organism extraction and identification was determined.
 
 The study began in the austral summer of 1993/1994. Samples were taken on:
  
  * December 31, 1993
  * January 3, 8, 10 and 13, 1994,
  * December 12 and 22, 1994,
  * January 6 and 9, 1995,
  * November 1, 8, 16 and 27, 1995,
  * December 5 and 7, 1995, and
  * January 12, 1998. 
 

Date Range: 

Friday, December 31, 1993 to Thursday, December 31, 1998
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Variables: 

LOCATION
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of area where measurement was made
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date on which sample was gathered
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values: None specified
SAMPLE #
  • Label:
  • Definition: Sample ID
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SOIL WATER CONTENT (%)
  • Label:
  • Definition: Percent water found in soil
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: 100
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.0001
  • Missing values:
    • null = None given
COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Helpful hints about the sample
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FILE NAME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of file in which data was stored
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/d9cc01b37bbfb66f6c8413767928ff6a

Short name: 

gsso

Data set ID: 

235
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