The cryptoendolithic microbial environment in the Ross Desert of Antarctica: Satellite-transmitted continuous nanoclimate data, 1984 to 1986

@article{Friedmann2004TheCM,
  title={The cryptoendolithic microbial environment in the Ross Desert of Antarctica: Satellite-transmitted continuous nanoclimate data, 1984 to 1986},
  author={E. Friedmann and C. McKay and J. Nienow},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={273-287}
}
  • E. Friedmann, C. McKay, J. Nienow
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Polar Biology
  • SummaryA satellite mediated station for monitoring nanoclimate (climate in the millimeter range) data, suitable for use in polar regions is described. The station, located in the Ross desert of Antarctica, has been in operation for more than 3 years, measuring rock temperatures, air temperature, light, snow, wind, and moisture. The data indicate that biological activity in the cryptoendolithic microbial ecosystem is limited to the period from mid November to mid February. The total number of… CONTINUE READING
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