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

@article{Friedmann1987TheCM,
  title={The cryptoendolithic microbial environment in the Ross Desert of Antarctica: Satellite-transmitted continuous nanoclimate data, 1984 to 1986},
  author={E. Imre Friedmann and Christopher P McKay and James A. Nienow},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={1987},
  volume={7},
  pages={273-287}
}
A 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 hours of… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 449 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 38 extracted citations

Their World: A Diversity of Microbial Environments

Advances in Environmental Microbiology • 2016

450 Citations

050100'88'95'03'11'19
Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 450 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 30 references

Microorganisms in Antarctic desert rocks from dry valleys and Dufek Massif

EI Friedmann
Antarct J US • 1977
View 10 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

A method for continuous monitoring of snow: Application to the cryptoendolithic microbial community of Antarctica

EI Friedmann, CP McKay
Antarct J US • 1985
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

B61ter M, Kiihn A (1986) Field measurements of net photosynthesis of lichens in the Antarctic

L Kappen
Polar Biol • 1986
View 1 Excerpt

Continuous temperature

CP McKay, EI Friedmann
1984

Continuous temperature measurements in the cryptoendolithic microbial habitat by a satellite - relay data acquisition system

CP McKay, EI Friedmann
Antarct J US • 1984

The effects of light

JR Vestal, TW Federle, E1 Friedmann
1984
View 1 Excerpt

The effects of light and temperature on the Antarctic cryptoendolithic microbiota in vitro

WV Vishniac, SE Mainzer
Antarct J US • 1984

Model of light penetration in a turbid lake

DC Thompson, MacDonald WJP
Water Resour Res • 1983

Antarctic automatic weather stations

CR Stearns
Antarct J US • 1982

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…