Soil investigations at Casey and Arctowski stations

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.

Supplement to: Bölter, Manfred; Blume, Hans-Peter; Erlenkeuser, Helmut (1995): Pedologic, isotopic and microbiological properties of Antarctic soils. Polarforschung, 64(1), 1-7

Metadata Access
Creator Bölter, Manfred; Blume, Hans-Peter; Erlenkeuser, Helmut ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2011
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Supplementary Publication Series of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 2 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-58.469W, -66.283S, 110.517E, -62.153N); King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula; Vincennes Bay, Antarctica
Temporal Coverage Begin 1977-01-01T12:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1998-12-31T12:00:00Z