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Aurora Australis Southern Ocean oceanographic (CTD) data, cruise 2007/08 V1 (SIPEX)
Entry ID: SIPEX_Ocean

Abstract: We report on the late winter oceanography observed beneath Antarctic sea ice offshore from the Sabrina and BANZARE coast of Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (115- 125 E) in September-October 2007 during the Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem eXperiment (SIPEX) research voyage. A pilot program using specifically designed 'through-ice' Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) and acoustic Doppler current ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -64.68   S: -65.58   E: 128.1   W: 116.8
Min Depth: 0 METRES Max Depth: 2092 METRES

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rosenberg, M. and Williams, G.D.
Dataset Title: Aurora Australis Southern Ocean oceanographic (CTD) data, cruise 2007/08 V1 (SIPEX)
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2012-03-09
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-09-12
Stop Date: 2007-10-10
Quality The conductivity/salinity data collected by the FSI were regarded by Rosenberg as poor. Investigation revealed sensitivity of measurements to the orientation of the instrument housing and therefore, the absolute value of the salinity is suspect. The salinity can however be used for understanding the vertical profile.

The data are accurate to 100-250 metres horizontally, less than 1 metre vertically and hourly to daily temporally.
Access Constraints CTD cast lists and data are available at the provided URLs.
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: 8.1 MB
Distribution Format: PDF, csv
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6226 7651
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: Mark.Rosenberg at
Contact Address:
ACE CRC, c/- University of Tasmania
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: 2010-04-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-20