Applying e-science to evaluating antarctic lakes as indicators of climate change - O'Gorman Rocks DatasetEntry ID: ASAC_2323_OGorman
Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2323
See the link below for public details on this project.
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E-science is an exciting new branch of inter-disciplinary science which effectively uses powerful computers, high speed networks and sophisticated visualisation techniques to address important questions. It allows scientists to access large metadata bases ... via the internet to produce complex models or visualisations. This proposal will assess the potential of Antarctic lakes as indicators of climate change. For example we could produce a three dimensional picture of the light climate in the water column of a lake and show how this will change as ice-cover thins, becomes opaque and breaks out. In turn this could be used to produce a detailed picture of how photosynthesis will respond to changing light climate, which in turn impacts on carbon cycling. This proposal involves five senior scientists from a range of disciplines including a polar limnologist, an environmental modeller, a remote sensing engineer and computer/IT scientists who are the forefront of the E-Science initiative.
The Fields in this dataset (arranged by column) are described in a text document in the download file.
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Start Date: 2004-05-23Stop Date: 2004-11-27
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > LAKES
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER TEMPERATURE
ISO Topic Category
Quality A number of data points are marked with '9999', which indicates that no data were collected. The 9999 entries have been inserted to make up a complete day at the beginning and the end of the dataset (this ensures that there are 288 samples per day). There are also 9999 entries at certain points in the file - these are when no samples were taken for one reason or another (such as equipment failure etc...). For example, there are a number of '9999' points around mid-winter, when equipment problems were encountered.
Access Constraints These data are available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_232... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 2088 kb
Distribution Format: text
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-11