77° 0' 0" S, 162° 31' 12" E
Brief Site Description:
McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER, Antarctica
Detailed Site Description:
Habitat - Polar desert soils, lakes, and streams.
Research - Microbial ecosystem dynamics in arid soils, ephemeral streams, and closed basin lakes; resource and environmental controls on terrestrial, stream and lake ecosystems; material transport between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems; ecosystem response to greater hydrologic flux driven by warming climate.
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Study Start Date:
Wednesday, January 1, 1992 - 00:00
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Arrangment of Aquifer Components - Three unit system of an unconfined aquifer, confined aquifer and a confining bed
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