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Casey Blue Ice Runway Survey Report 2002 - 2003
Entry ID: A6_Survey

Abstract: Construction of a suitable runway near Casey was a major objective of the Air Link from Hobart to the Australian Antarctic Territory and the main focus of the 2003/03 season's fieldwork. The 2001/2002 summer season's Air Transport Study identified several 'Blue Ice' runway sites and undertook a detailed investigation at a site named R3 in the upper Peterson Glacier (UPG) region approximately 50 km ... View entire text
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Description: Download Casey Blue Ice Runway Survey Report 2002 - 2003 and associated data

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.2   S: -66.74   E: 111.73   W: 110.33

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Read, A.
Dataset Title: Casey Blue Ice Runway Survey Report 2002 - 2003
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2003-04-08
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-03-15
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 Metre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 1 Metre(s)
Vertical Resolution: 1 Metre(s)
Quality These data have a relative accuracy of +/- 0.05m with an absolute of 1m at time of survey. Area is moving ~6m ESE/yr. All data have been DGPS with Ashtech receivers.

Dates given in temporal coverage are accurate to month only.
Access Constraints The report and associated data are available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.

These data should only be used for conformation checks. Contouring is not possible due to data being incomplete. Further data are required around Runway Ridge to fill contour area.
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: 88.3 Mb
Distribution Format: PDF, shapefiles, AutoCAD files, images, ArcView 3 project
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 0411 237 106
Fax: +61 2 9928 2224
Email: acread at
Contact Address:
100 Christie St, St Leonards
City: Sydney
Province or State: NSW
Postal Code: 2065
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-02