Soil Temperature Patterns in the McMurdo Dry Valleys: A Case Study for Climate Change
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Antarctica, soil ecosystems, climate change
The McMurdo Dry Valleys are one of the few relatively ice free regions in Antarctica and are the focus of a long term ecological research program for the National Science Foundation (see figure 1). Because of the extreme conditions and relatively simple ecosystems, the region serves as an indicator for the effects of climate change and an ideal venue for understanding community environment interactions. In past years, temperature data from the nearby Lake Hoare met station was used for the entire surrounding area; this study seeks to improve understanding of temperature patterns in the region by providing the first valley specific temperature data from Garwood Valley, Miers Valley, and Taylor Valley.
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Garner, Camille and Adams, Byron, "Soil Temperature Patterns in the McMurdo Dry Valleys: A Case Study for Climate Change" (2021). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2021. 10.
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