Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Data description paper
13 May 2020
Data description paper |  | 13 May 2020

A digital archive of human activity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica

Adrian Howkins, Stephen M. Chignell, Poppie Gullett, Andrew G. Fountain, Melissa Brett, and Evelin Preciado


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Stephen Chignell on behalf of the Authors (21 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Apr 2020) by David Carlson

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Stephen Chignell on behalf of the Authors (11 May 2020)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (11 May 2020) by David Carlson
Short summary
Historical data have much to offer current research activities and environmental management in Antarctica, but such information is often widely scattered and difficult to access. We addressed this need in the McMurdo Dry Valleys by compiling over 5000 historical photographs, maps, oral interviews, and other archival resources into a user-friendly digital archive. This can be used to identify benchmarks for understanding change over time, as well as the date and extent of past human activities.