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VII. Scientific Equipment

Note: The following abbreviations are used in the table headers below:

  1. MCM - McMurdo
  2. PAL - Palmer
  3. LMG - R/V LAURENCE M. GOULD
  4. NBP - R/V NATHANIEL B. PALMER
  5. AGO - AUTOMATED GEOPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY

Biology

  MCM1 SPole PAL2 LMG3 NBP4 AGO5
Aquaria Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Analyzer, Carbon/Nitrogen/Sulfur Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Analyzer, Infrared,Carbon Dioxide Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Analyzer, Infrared, Hydrocarbon Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Analyzer, Lactate Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Analyzer, Total Organic Carbon Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Autoanalyzer Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Autoclave Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Balance, Electronic Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Bath, Hybridization Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Bath, Water Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Bath, Water, Circulating Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Bath, Water, Shaking Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Calorimeter Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Camera, Digital Still Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Camera, Solid State, for Microscopic Image Analysis Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Camera, Still, Underwater Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Camera, Video, for Microscopy Available Not Available Available Not Available Available Not Available
Camera, Video, Underwater, w/time lapse capability and remote viewing Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Cell Disrupter Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Cell Injector, Micro Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Centrifuge, Clinical Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Centrifuge, 20K RPM Available Not Available Available Available Not Available Not Available
Centrifuge, Refrigerated Speed Vac Available Not Available Available Not Available Available Not Available
Chart Recorder, Single Channel Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Chart Recorder, Dual Channel Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Chart Recorder, Three Channel Available Not Available Available Available Not Available Not Available
Chiller, Aquarium Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Chromatography Equipment Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Chromatography, High Performance Liquid System (HPLC) Available Not Available Available Available Not Available Not Available
Chromatography, Gas, System Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Chromatography, Ion, System Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Collector, Fraction Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available
Colorimeter Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Compressor, Air, Scuba Tank Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Cooler, Immersion Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Counter, Gamma Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Counter, Geiger Muller Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Counter, Particle Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Counter, Scintillation, DPM Output Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Counter, Liquid Scintillation Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Cryostat Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Data Acquisition System Available Available Available Available Available Available
Datalogger Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Deck Unit/Transducer Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Detector, Column Absorbance Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Dewar, Liquid Nitrogen Storage Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Dive Propulsion Systems Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Dry Ice Maker Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Dry Shippers, Liquid Nitrogen Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Electrocardiograph Available Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Electrophoresis Equipment Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Electroporator Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Environmental Room, Temp. Controlled Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Evaporator, Rotary Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Filtration Apparatus, Water Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Filtration Apparatus, Membrane Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Fluorometer Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Fluorometer, DNA Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Freeze Dryer Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Freezer, to -20°C Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Freezer, to -70°C Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Freezer, Walk-in Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Furnace, Graphite Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Furnace, Muffle Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Gas Partitioner Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Hematology Equipment Available Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Hi-Vacuum System Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Homogenizer Available Not Available Available Available Not Available Not Available
Hood, Fume Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Hood, Portable Fume Absorber Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Ice Maker Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available Not Available
Ice Maker (Dry Ice) Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Incubator, Hybridization Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Incubator, Low Temperature Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Incubator, Percival Available Not Available Available Available Not Available Not Available
Laboratory, Portable (for sea ice) Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available
Laminar Flow Bench Available Not Available Available Not Available Available Not Available
Light Pipette Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Lipid Analysis System Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Melter, Ice Hole Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Meter, Microoxygen Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Meter, Oxygen Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Meter, pH Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Microbalance Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Microcentrifuge Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Microscope, Compound, Epifluorescence Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Microscope, Compound (for light/dark field microscopy) Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Evap Microscope, Cold Stage Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Microscope, Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) Available Not Available Available Not Available Available Not Available
Microscope, Dissecting (for light/dark field microscopy) Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Microscope, Compound (for phase contrast microscopy) Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Microscope, Image Analysis System Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Microscope, Inverted, Epifluorescence Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Microplate Reader Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Microtome Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Microtome, Cryostat Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Oscillograph, Recording, Thermal, 8 Channel Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Oscilloscope Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Osmometer, Vapor Pressure Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Oven Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Oxygen-Analyzing System Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available
Photometer, Integrating (for ATP) Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Photometer, Flame Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Photosynthesis System Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Phototransilluminator Available Not Available Available Available Not Available Not Available
Processor, Tissue Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Projector, Digital Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Pump, Suction Not Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Pump, Vacuum Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Receiver, ATS Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Receiver, VHF Radio Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Recorders, EPC Analog Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available
Refrigerator, Explosion Proof Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Respirometer, Gilson Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Scale, Platform, Sled Mountable Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Sediment Trap Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Sensor, Irradiance (for dry use) Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Sensor, Irradiance (for submersible use) Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Sequencing System Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Spectrophotometer, Atomic Absorption Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Spectrophotofluorometer Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Spectrophotometer Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Spectrophotometer, Diode Array Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Spectroradiometer Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Stage, Cooling, Microscope Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Thermocycler Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Thermocycler, PCR Available Not Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available
Thermometer, Digital Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Transponder Reader Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Ultracentrifuge Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Ultrafiltration Unit Available Not Available Available Available Not Available Not Available
UV Sensor, Portable Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
VCR, High Resolution Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Vibration-free table Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Video System, Underwater Available Not Available Available Available Available Not Available
Voltage Clamp Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Water Purification System Available Available Available Available Available Not Available
Workstation, PICO Tag Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available

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