Environmental Domains of Antarctica Version 2.0 Final Report

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Originator: Keys, H. and Morgan, F.
Publication_Date: 20081207
Title: Environmental Domains of Antarctica Version 2.0 Final Report
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Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Online_Linkage: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD/AU/EDA_v2
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A report on the physical environment-based classification for the whole Antarctic Continent. This classification built on the success Landcare Research scientists have achieved in developing a classification of New Zealand's terrestrial environments (Land Environments of New Zealand or LENZ - Leathwick et al. 2002b). The classification was designed to provide a data-derived, spatially explicit delineation of environmental variables in Antarctica, to be used for a range of management activities including identification of priority sites for protection, environmental monitoring, and assessment of risks associated with human activities. Download contents include PDF of the report and vector and raster shapefiles. Environmental parameters used Air temperature (mean annual and seasonal), wind, mean annual wind speed, solar radiation, period of year with normal diurnal pattern, slope, land and ice cover, geology. Descriptive labels have been assigned to each environment classified within the resulting raster data layer. There are as follows; A. Antarctic Peninsula northern geologic B. Antarctic Peninsula mid-northern latitudes geologic C. Antarctic Peninsula southern geologic D. East Antarctic coastal geologic E. Antarctic Peninsula and Alexander Island main ice fields and glaciers F. Larsen Ice Shelf G. Antarctic Peninsula offshore island geologic H. East Antarctic low latitude glacier tongues I. East Antarctic ice shelves J. Southern latitude coastal fringe ice shelves and floating glaciers K. Northern latitude ice shelves L. Continental coastal-zone ice sheet M. Continental mid-latitude sloping ice N. East Antarctic inland ice sheet O. West Antarctic Ice Sheet P. Ross and Ronne-Filchner ice shelves Q. East Antarctic high interior ice sheet R. Transantarctic Mountains geologic S. McMurdo - South Victoria Land geologic T. Inland continental geologic U. North Victoria Land geologic The sizes of the environments are extremely varied - from 3.7 million square kilometres down to a comparatively small 966 square kilometres.
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Beginning_Date: 20071101
Ending_Date: 20071130
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICE SHEETS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > LANDSCAPE PATTERNS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE
Theme_Keyword: Classification
Theme_Keyword: Environmental
Theme_Keyword: Landcare
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: This report and shapefile contents are being hosted by the AADC for the benefit of the Antarctic community thanks to the generous support of Landcare Research, New Zealand. They are available for download from the URL given below.
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Contact_Person: DAVE JOHN WATTS
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Country: Australia
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dave.watts@csiro.au
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20081207
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140911
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DAVE JOHN WATTS
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
Address: Castray Esplanade
City: Hobart
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7000
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 5062
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