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The Dry Valleys harbor the only permanently ice-covered lakes on Earth. The permanent ice covers greatly reduce wind-driven mixing, gas exchange between the atmosphere and the water column, light penetration, and the deposition of sediments.

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Date Of Record Release 2011-08-07 12:44:47
Description The Dry Valleys harbor the only permanently ice-covered lakes on Earth. The permanent ice covers greatly reduce wind-driven mixing, gas exchange between the atmosphere and the water column, light penetration, and the deposition of sediments.
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Source Microbial Life
Keyword Microbial life, Soils, Sandstones, Melt water, Ponds, Microbial observatories
Selector Selection Committee
Date Of Record Creation 2011-08-07 12:20:33
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Date Last Modified 2011-08-07 12:44:47
Creator George Rice
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2011-08-07 12:20:33 (W3C-DTF)

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