Casey Blue Ice Runway Survey Report 2002 - 2003Entry 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 ... south east of Casey Station.
This season a six-member team was assembled to undertake additional investigation work and initial site and runway surface construction capable of supporting wheeled aircraft conducting inter-continental flights from Hobart. The Air Transport Project team members included:
George Blaisdell - Civil Engineer
Aaron Read - Surveyor
Seane Hall - Mechanic
Simon Larkman - Communications Technician
Leigh Maclagan - Plant Operator
Rob Sheers - Mechanical Engineer
The objective for this season?s survey was to undertake further work on R3 and if it was not suited for constructing a runway surface, then locate and map a site that met the criteria for a blue ice runway. From Landsat 7 satellite imagery it was evident that larger and higher elevated patches of blue ice were visible south of the R3 and within these areas a potential runway site might be located.
A suitable runway site was located about 65 km south east of Casey and this report documents the work undertaken in locating and mapping this site.
Additional to the runway survey a number of other tasks were also carried out in support of science programs being undertaken at Casey.
The report covers the survey field work undertaken by Air Transport Project (ATP) during the 2002/2003 ANARE Summer Field Season. Data collected in support of other scientific programs has been included in this report primarily as a record of work undertaken by the mapping program. These data have been supplied to the various scientists for inclusion in their studies.
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: 1Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/A6_Survey
Start Date: 2003-01-01Stop Date: 2003-03-15
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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=A6_Survey 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
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 88.3 Mb
Distribution Format: PDF, shapefiles, AutoCAD files, images, ArcView 3 project
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 0411 237 106
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Email: acread at skm.com.au
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Province or State: NSW
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-02