ASPeCt ship-based observations during the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2012

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Abstract: This dataset contains observations of ice conditions taken from the bridge of the RV Aurora Australis during SIPEX 2012, following the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research/CliC Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate [ASPeCt] protocols. See

Observations include total and partial concentration, ice type, thickness, floe size, topography, and snow cover in each of ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -66.0   E: 125.0   W: 113.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Heil, P.
Dataset Title: ASPeCt ship-based observations during the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2012
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2018-09-18
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-09-22
Stop Date: 2012-11-11
Quality The observation location sometimes could not be occupied due to requirements by the ship's crew or the presence of fellow expeditioners.

Ship movement between SIPEX 2012 stations was often not sufficient for hourly observations to be conducted as the required minimum separation from the previous observation point was not achieved.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from two provided URLs. Users are encouraged to use the link to the Icebox site and download the data from there (scroll down and access the "cruise" 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.

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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: 5.5 MB
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: Free
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Fax: +61 3 6226 7650
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Contact Address:
Antarctic CRC
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University of Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-09-18
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