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Record Search Query: [Personnel: Last_Name='WORBY', Middle_Name='PETER', First_Name='ANTHONY']
Sea Ice Observations from the Polar Bird V3 2000/01
Entry ID: ASPECT_PB111200

Abstract: These data describe pack ice characteristics in the Antarctic sea ice zone.
These data are in the ASPeCt format.

National program: Australia
Vessel: Polar Bird
Dates in ice: 23 Nov 2000 - 19 Dec 2000
Observers: Mel Fitzpatrick, Ian Allison

Summary of voyage track:
23/11 Ice edge at approx. 63S, 111E
23-27/11 Ice edge to Casey fly off
28/11 - 17/12 Ship stuck in ice, drifting slowly ... View entire text
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Description: Download point for the data - log files, postscript files, excel files.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -63.0   S: -66.0   E: 111.0   W: 103.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Worby, A.P.
Dataset Title: Sea Ice Observations from the Polar Bird V3 2000/01
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2001-09-11
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Parent DIF
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-11-23
Stop Date: 2000-12-19
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Quality Each parameter is assigned a data quality flag as defined below:

Flag 1: Error free
Flag 2: Dubious. Non-specific errors
Flag 3: Known errors exist that can be fixed
Flag 4: Known errors exist that cannot be fixed
Flag 5: No data - not observed
Flag 6: Data in analog format only

Time and position: 1
Total ice concentration: 1
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Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL. Note that to use the original log files, you will also need to download the provided software in order to extract 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.

Authors should acknowledge use of the ASPeCt data archive - "The ship-based sea ice and snow thickness data were provided by the SCAR Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt) program (".

Creative Commons License
This "Sea Ice Observations from the Polar Bird V3 2000/01" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
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 Format: pdf, text
Fees: free
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-07-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24

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