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These data describe the physicochemistry and metal content of soils collected from 11 sites around Casey and Wilkes stations in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica during the 2017-2018 summer season for project AAS4326. Four metal fractions are reported in these data: (1) diffusive gradient in thin-film, DGT, labile fraction; (2) water-soluble fraction; (3) dilute-acid extractable fraction, and; (4) total recoverable metal fraction.
The excel spreadsheet contains a number of worksheets which explain acronyms and units used as well as several sheets of data.
These data were used to compare the DGT-method for measuring labile metal concentrations in soils to traditional chemical extractants. These data will support the validation of DGT for use in metal-contaminant environmental monitoring and impact assessment in Antarctica.
There were no problems with data collection or analyses. This dataset includes quality assurance such as instrument limits of detection and metal recovery for various certified reference materials.
These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=AAS_4326_DGT_Soil_Deployments when using these data.