IT17-Antarctica Research Station - Antarctica

Basic Information
Site Name
IT17-Antarctica Research Station
Short name
IT17
Country
Antarctica
Site Manager
Site Description
The Ross Sea is one of the two main epicontinental seas of the Antarctic continent. It is characterized by an high medium depth (ca. 500m) and by inverse slope, in fact the maximum depths are located close to the continent while the lower near the continental slope. The waters primary productivity is controlled by seasonally ice that during austral winter cover all the area, inhibiting the passage of the light and therefore precluding productivity processes. The site is a multi-site observatory constituted by four mooring sites and and the Terra Nova Bay Macro Area.
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2020-06-29 10:06:14

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Geographic
Size
3000.00ha
Elevation (average)
-350.00msl
Elevation (min)
-700.00msl
Elevation (max)
0.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Italia (Italy) (LTER_EU_IT_017)This site is a verified "LTER Italia (Italy)" member.
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