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ACS data collected on the BROKE-West voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2006
Entry ID: BROKE-West_ACS

Abstract: Profiles of visible light absorption and attenuation coefficients were measured in the upper 100m of the water column.

Data Acquisition:
The Wetlabs ACS spectral absorption and attenuation meter was mounted on a deployment frame together with a Seabird pump, a Wetlabs DH-4 data logger and two battery packs. This set-up was as recommended in the Wetlabs manual. The logger was set to control the ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -59.8   S: -69.1   E: 80.0   W: 30.0
Min Depth: 0 METRES Max Depth: 100 METRES

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Schwarz, J.
Dataset Title: ACS data collected on the BROKE-West voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2006
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2010-08-19
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-01-17
Stop Date: 2006-02-28
Spectrometers Ancillary Description
Quality Data quality appear good throughout.

The ACS was successfully deployed at all CTD stations from CTD-22 to CTD-118, except CTD-59. See the parent record for details on the locations of these stations.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL, and are supplied together with matlab scripts for processing and viewing the data.
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.
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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: 353 MB
Fees: free
Email: at
Contact Address:
Plymouth University
Drake Circus
City: Plymouth
Province or State: Devon
Postal Code: PL4 8AA
Country: United Kingdom
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-20