Video footage of December 2018 rain event at Lake Fryxell Camp, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica


This data package consists of video footage of a rare rain event that occurred in the Fryxell and Hoare Basins of Taylor Valley, located in the McMurdo Dry Valleys region of Antarctica, on December 21, 2018. Footage was captured at 0600 NZDT at Lake Fryxell camp by Laura Smarrito, a Leidos contract carpenter. Permission was granted to publish this footage for the purposes of obtaining a DOI to properly cite this occurence in a scientific manuscript under revision by JE Barrett et al. Please properly cite this data package according to the suggested citation format anytime this footage is referenced and/or used.

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Footage was captured by L Smarrito on a cellular phone as two separate video clips. RF Brown combined the footage and added transitions using Apple iMovie (v10.4).

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Funding for the publication of this data package was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) grants #OPP-1637708 and #OPP-2224760 to the MCM LTER.


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