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Sea ice bio-optical measurements
Entry ID: AAS_4298_Davis2015_Sea_Ice_Bio_Optics

Abstract: Field-based sampling:
As part of Australian Antarctic Science project # 4298, a total number of 44 sea ice sites were sampled for bio-optical measurements along 4 transects on land-fast sea ice off Davis Station (Antarctica) during November ? December 2015. Measurements included simultaneous hyperspectral down-welling (ice surface) irradiance (triplicate) and under-ice radiance (triplicate) ... View entire text

Purpose: The main objective for the collection of this dataset was to develop algorithms to estimate ice algal biomass from hyperspectral under-ice radiance measurements.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.0   S: -69.0   E: 79.0   W: 77.0
Min Altitude: 0 METRE Max Altitude: 0 METRE
Min Depth: 0 METRE Max Depth: 2 METRE

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Meiners, K. and Wongpan, P.
Dataset Title: Sea ice bio-optical measurements
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2018-03-01
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2015-11-18
Stop Date: 2017-12-03
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 500 Metre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 500 Metre(s)
Vertical Resolution: 0.1 Metre(s)
Temporal Resolution: 20 Day(s)
Quality Samples were stranded in Antarctic for greater than 12 months but were stored always below -80C.
Pigment signatures (HPLC) do not show any signs of degradation. And data quality is ok.
However, sampling location x = 70m, y = 64m sampled on 23/11/2015 should be excluded from any further analyses due to unrealistic data in sea ice interior sections.

csv copies of some of the spreadsheets have been made, and are available in the download file.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
Data Set Progress
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: 2.7 MB
Distribution Format: Excel, csv
Fees: Free
Phone: + 61 3 6232 3137
Email: klaus.meiners at
Contact Address:
Sea-ice Ecologist
Australian Antarctic Division and
Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC)
Private Bag 80
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2017-11-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10