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Data and metadata for "Quantifying surface area in muds from the Antarctic Dry Valleys: Implications for weathering in glacial systems"
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Demirel-Floyd, C. (2022) "Data and metadata for "Quantifying surface area in muds from the Antarctic Dry Valleys: Implications for weathering in glacial systems"" U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. doi:
This data file contains locations and descriptions of the samples collected for the NSF project titled "Quantifying surface area in muds from the Antarctic Dry Valleys: Implications for weathering in glacial systems". Data collected includes BET surface area, LPSA grain size, granulometry, mineralogy (XRD) and whole rock geochemistry (ICP-MS).
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West: 162.322717, East: 163.539167, South: -77.74281, North: -77.417633
  1. Marra, K. R., Elwood Madden, M. E., Soreghan, G. S., & Hall, B. L. (2017). Chemical weathering trends in fine-grained ephemeral stream sediments of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Geomorphology, 281, 13–30. (doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.12.016)
  2. Webb, N. D. S., Regmi, N. R., Soreghan, G., Elwood Madden, A. S., Sylvester, J., Cartagena Colon, F., … Elwood Madden, M. E. (2021). Effects of mass wasting on fluvial sediments in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. (doi:10.1002/essoar.10508575.1)
  3. Demirel‐Floyd, C., Soreghan, G. S., & Madden, M. E. E. (2021). Cyanobacterial weathering in warming periglacial sediments: Implications for nutrient cycling and potential biosignatures. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. (doi:10.1002/ppp.2133)
  4. Hall, B.L., and Denton, G.H., 2005, Surficial geology and geomorphology of eastern and central Wright Valley, Antarctica: Geomorphology, v. 64, p. 25–65, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2004.05.002. (doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2004.05.002)
  5. Hall, B.L., Denton, G.H., and Hendy, C.H., 2000, Evidence from Taylor Valley for a Grounded Ice Sheet in the Ross Sea, Antarctica: Geografiska Annaler. Series A, Physical Geography, v. 82, p. 275–303.
  6. Hall, B.L., Denton, G.H., Lux, D.R., and Bockheim, J.G., 1993, Late Tertiary Antarctic Paleoclimate and Ice-Sheet Dynamics Inferred from Surficial Deposits in Wright Valley: Physical Geog.: Geografiska Annaler., Series A, v. 75, p. 239–267.
  7. Joo, Y.J., Elwood Madden, M.E., and Soreghan, G.S., 2018a, Anomalously low chemical weathering in fluvial sediment of a tropical watershed (Puerto Rico): Geology, v. 46, p. 691–694, doi:10.1130/G40315.1. (doi:10.1130/G40315.1)
  8. Joo, Y.J., Elwood Madden, M.E., and Soreghan, G.S., 2016, Chemical and physical weathering in a hot-arid, tectonically active alluvial system of Anza Borrego Desert, California: Sedimentology, v. 63, p. 1065–1083, doi:10.1111/sed.12249. (doi:10.1111/sed.12249)
  9. Joo, Y.J., Sim, M.S., Elwood Madden, M.E., and Soreghan, G.S., 2022, Significance of the Terrestrial Sink in the Biogeochemical Sulfur Cycle: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 49, p. e2021GL097009, doi:10.1029/2021GL097009. (doi:10.1029/2021GL097009)
  10. Joo, Y.J., Soreghan, A.M., Madden, M.E.E., and Soreghan, G.S., 2018b, Quantification of particle shape by an automated image analysis system: a case study in natural sediment samples from extreme climates: Geosciences Journal, v. 22, p. 525–532, doi:10.1007/s12303-018-0025-0. (doi:10.1007/s12303-018-0025-0)
  11. Levy, J.S., Fountain, A.G., Gooseff, M.N., Welch, K.A., and Lyons, W.B., 2011, Water tracks and permafrost in Taylor Valley, Antarctica: Extensive and shallow groundwater connectivity in a cold desert ecosystem: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, v. 123, p. 2295–2311, doi:10.1130/B30436.1. (doi:10.1130/B30436.1)
  12. Marra, K.R., Madden, M.E.E., Soreghan, G.S., and Hall, B.L., 2015, BET surface area distributions in polar stream sediments: Implications for silicate weathering in a cold-arid environment: Applied Geochemistry, v. 52, p. 31–42, doi: (doi:
  13. Marra, K.R., Soreghan, G.S., Elwood Madden, M.E., Keiser, L.J., and Hall, B.L., 2014, Trends in grain size and BET surface area in cold–arid versus warm–semiarid fluvial systems: Geomorphology, v. 206, p. 483–491, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.10.018. (doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.10.018)
  14. Soreghan, G.S., Joo, Y.J., Elwood Madden, M.E., and Van Deventer, S.C., 2016, Silt production as a function of climate and lithology under simulated comminution: Quaternary International, v. 399, p. 218–227, doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.05.010. (doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.05.010)
  15. Stumpf, A.R., Elwood Madden, M.E., Soreghan, G.S., Hall, B.L., Keiser, L.J., and Marra, K.R., 2012, Glacier meltwater stream chemistry in Wright and Taylor Valleys, Antarctica: Significant roles of drift, dust and biological processes in chemical weathering in a polar climate: Chemical Geology, v. 322–323, p. 79–90, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.06.009. (doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.06.009)
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