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Bathymetry/depth measurements made at Long Fjord, Vestfold Hills by drilling through sea ice
Entry ID: Long_Fjord_Depth_Measurements_2007

Abstract: Water depth measurements were taken in Long Fjord during early winter in 2007. The measurements were collected by Graham Cook, station leader at Davis Station in the Australian Antarctic Territory. The measurements were made by dropping a weighted line off the back of a quad bike, after drilling a hole through the sea ice. Measurements were made approximately every 100 metres.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.51   S: -68.54   E: 78.19   W: 78.07
Min Depth: 4.1 METRES Max Depth: 141.5 METRES

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gibson, J.A.E. and Cook, G.
Dataset Title: Bathymetry/depth measurements made at Long Fjord, Vestfold Hills by drilling through sea ice
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2006-07-05
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-05-24
Stop Date: 2007-05-24
Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 0.30 Metre(s)
Quality Methodology:
A line reel was rigged up to sit on the back a quad (see picture in download file) to allow measurements to be taken without the need to touch the wet cord (a problem, even for gloved hands, in sub-zero temperatures). The measuring cord is nylon blind cord marked every metre with red heat shrink and then every ten metres with yellow heat shrink. There is some stretch in the cord ... View entire text
Access Constraints These data are accessible from the provided URL. The download file contains an excel spreadsheet of water depths and waypoints, a text file with waypoint latitudes, longitudes, date and time, and several photos of the process.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 2.6 MB
Distribution Format: csv, text, jpeg
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6226 7488
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: John.gibson at
Contact Address:
Private Bag 77
University of Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Whitehead, J., McMinn, A. (1997), Paleodepth determination from Antarctic benthic diatom assemblages, Marine Micropaleontology, 29, 3-4, 301-318
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-06-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-11