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Downward looking, ice-mounted ADCP data collection during the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2012

Abstract: A 600KHz Teledyne RDI Workhorse Sentinel ADCP was deployed through a 10inch auger hole, flush with the base of the ice, looking downwards. At ice stations 2, 3, and 4 the deployment locations was Ridge site 1, the ridge site closest to the ship.

At ice station 7 there were 4 different deployment locations:
- Transducer Hole A, by active ridge on 6th October 2012;
- Trace Metal / Bio Site;
- 100m Core site of ice-physics transect;
- Transducer Hole A, re-drilled on 7th October 2012.

Length of deployment varies from stations to station and was limited by AUV operations, when our ADCP was switched off.

Files contain the data collected in raw format. This format can be read by Teledyne WinSC software. Data files are stored in folders by ice station (see below).
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -64.5   S: -65.5   E: 122.0   W: 118.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hutchings, J., Heil, P., Stevens, R. and Lecomte, O.
Dataset Title: Downward looking, ice-mounted ADCP data collection during the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2012
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2018-11-20
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-09-26
Stop Date: 2012-09-26
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Quality There are breaks in the time series during ice stations as the 600kHz ADCP operates at the same frequency as the ADCP on the AUV. Hence during AUV missions our ADCP was turned off.

At Ice Station 6 no data were collected as the ADCP power cable and connector failed on deployment.

After ice station 6, we used batteries to power the ADCP. The batteries ran out on 2nd November 2012.
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Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 27 MB
Distribution Format: Teledyne WinSC
Fees: Free
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Contact Address:
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
International Arctic Research Center
P.O. Box 757340
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7340
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-26