Data Report on 1981 Traverses From Casey For IAGP
Entry ID: iagp_casey_traverse_results

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Summary
Abstract: The Casey Traverse Program was Australia's major contribution to the International Antarctic Glaciological Project, aimed at determining the galciological regime and processes, and deducting some of the history and future of a sizeable part of the east Antarctic ice sheet approximately bounded by longitude 60 and 160E, and latitude 80S.

Four traverses operated from Casey during 1981: Autumn (2 months), Winter I (2 weeks), Winter II (3 weeks), and Spring (3.5 months).

Data collected from the traverses included:

* Ice velocity at several stations via the use of JMR Doppler Satellite surveying equipment.
* Measurements of snow accumulation.
* Surface profiles by barometric levelling
* Ice thickness and bedrock profile using ice radar
* Horizontal distances along the Undulation Line
* 10m depth snow temperatures
* Density of surface snow
* Snow samples for stable oxygen isotope ration analysis
* Regular determinations of gravity

The collected data was collated into a report that is archived at the Australian Antarctic Division.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -66.0 S: -67.0  E: 111.0  W: 110.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-01-01
Stop Date: 1981-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ABLATION ZONES/ACCUMULATION ZONES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >FIRN    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ABLATION ZONES/ACCUMULATION ZONES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >FIRN    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]


Access Constraints
Report is archived at the Australian Antarctic Division.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=iagp_cas... when using these data.


Keywords
Traverse
Casey


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
Australian Antarctic Division


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


Personnel
DATA OFFICER AADC
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


JASON ANDERSON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: jason.anderson at utas.edu.au
Contact Address:
Antarctic CRC
University of Tasmania
Grosvenor St
City: Sandy Bay
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7005
Country: Australia



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-08-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-29

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