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Mertz Polynya Experiment, Aurora Australis science cruises au9807 and au9901, and Tangaroa science cruise ta0051 - ship-based CTD, ADCP, LADCP and mooring data
Entry ID: POLYNYA_ship

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Abstract: Oceanographic measurements were conducted in the vicinity of the Mertz Polynya, encompassing 2 consecutive seasonal cycles from 1998 to 2000. In the southern winter of 1999, a total of 92 CTD/LADCP vertical profile stations were taken, most to within 20 m of the bottom, with 3 laps completed around the boundary of a box adjacent to the Mertz Glacier. Over 700 Niskin bottle water samples were ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -64.5   S: -67.5   E: 148.0   W: 142.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-04-03
Stop Date: 2000-03-20
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Data must be referenced and acknowledged properly; Users must not redistribute data; Users should send email to the technical ... View entire text
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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: 80,902 kb
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6226 7651
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: Mark.Rosenberg at
Contact Address:
ACE CRC, c/- University of Tasmania
Private Bag 80
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Rosenberg, M., Bindoff, N., Bray, S., Curran, C., Helmond, I., Miller, K., McLaughlan,D. and Richman, J., 2001. Mertz Polynya Experiment, marine science cruises AU9807, AU9801, AU9905, AU9901 and TA0051 - oceanographic field measurements and analysis. Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre, Research Report No. 25, June 2001, 89 pp.

Guy Williams, IASOS, University of Tasmania, PhD Thesis (in progress)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-07-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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