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Soil Properties and Relationships in Cryosols of the Region of the Transantarctic Mountains in Antarctica

  • I. B. Campbell
  • G. G. C. Claridge
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The study of Antarctic soils is comparatively new, spurred in the late 1950s by the growing interest in earth and other sciences in Antarctica. Curiosity drove initial investigations, and the questions were whether soils actually existed there and, if so, what their properties were and what processes operated (McCraw, 1960; Ugolini, 1963; Claridge, 1965; Campbell and Claridge, 1966; Claridge and Campbell, 1968; Tedrow and Ugolini, 1966). As glaciological investigations intensified, weathering relationships became valuable for establishing glacial chronologies (Calkin, 1964; Ugolini and Bull, 1965; Everett, 1971; Campbell and Claridge, 1975; Bockheim, 1978, 1982) and attention focused on the spatial and temporal differences in and the broader significance of soil properties (Campbell and Claridge, 1987).

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Soil Color Antarctic Soil Organic Accumulation Transantarctic Mountain Desert Pavement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. B. Campbell
    • 1
  • G. G. C. Claridge
    • 2
  1. 1.Land and Soil Consultancy ServicesNelsonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Days Bay, EastbourneNew Zealand

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