Mount Reina Sofía. Livingston Island

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Created: 2014-01-15 10:00:03
Modified: 2014-02-27 08:59:47

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Site:Hurd - Juan Carlos I Station
Site Description:Hurd Peninsula, Livingston Island. Boreholes in the vicinity of the Spanish Station Juan Carlos I.
Responsible Countries: Antarctica, Spain, Portugal,
Timezone:UTC/GMT -06:00 hours
Vegetation Type:No Vegetation
Responsible Person:Miguel Ramos


MAGT (C) -0,8
MAGT_DEPTH (m) 0,9
MAGT_DATE 11 month. 2008

PERMAFROST THICKNESS (if known, m) Unknown but likely to be several meters. 


MEAN ANNUAL GROUND TEMPERATURE AT OR NEAR DEPTH OF ZERO ANNUAL AMPLITUDE (°C) – report  value for most recent year or 12 month interval

Depth of zero annual amplitude (or depth of measurement reported above)  (m) 1 m.


AIR TEMPERATURE AND SNOW COVER THICKNESS/DENSITY MEASUREMENTS AT THE BOREHOLE SITE (indicate frequency of observations): Air temperature: Yes [x] No [ ]    Snow thickness: Yes[ ] No[x]   Density: Yes [ ] No[x]


NAME AND LOCATION OF CLOSEST CLIMATE STATION (latitude, longitude, and distance from borehole, km) – provide (if available) mean monthly air temperature and snow depth of reporting interval for mean annual ground temperature Spanish Antarctic Station “Juan Carlos I” (62º40’S, 60º23,W, 12m, asl). Mean annual air temperature about –2ºC.

Depth:1.2 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Diameter:12.2 cm
Drilling Method:Rotative diamond drill
Date Drilled:01. Jan 2000
Type:By foot from Juan Carlos I Spanish Antarctic Station. 2 h.
Permafrost Zone:Continuous
Vegetation:Vegetation is mostly absent, only some lichens and mosses.
Landform:Hill summit, deglaciated during the Holocene; May have been a nunatak in the early Holocene; Frost shattering very abundant; stone circles and stone-banked solifluction lobes present nearby.
Lithology:Bedrock: Myers bluff formation (shales, fine sandstones and greywacke) – Carboniferous to Jurassic. Medium/Low ice content.
Morphology:Top of hill or ridge
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Longitude:-60.38222 °
Latitude:-62.67028 °
Elevation:274 m
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