Satellite Tracking of Adelie Penguins around Antarctica
Entry ID: satellite_tracking_adelie

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Summary
Abstract: These datasets contain the results from satellite tracking the movements of Adélie Penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) from the following locations in Antarctica: Béchervaise Island, Magnetic Island, Shirley Island, Edmonson Point in Terra Nova Bay, Dumont D'Urville area. By the use of satellite fixes the foraging locations of the penguins were determined. See the child metadata records for further information.

This work was completed as part of ASAC project 2205 (ASAC_2205), &Adélie penguin research and monitoring in support of the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Project&.
Related URL
Description: ARGOS tracking database at the Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -70.0   E: 160.0   W: 60.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Platform
SATELLITES Ancillary Description
Quality See the quality flags associated with each PTT device. Quality flags can be interpreted as follows:

0 - greater than 1000 metres
1 - less than 1000 metres
2 - less than 350 metres
3 - less than 150 metres

A - 3 message location
B - 2 message location
Z - un-validated location

See the ARGOS website for further information.
Access Constraints Some of these data are publicly available via a database maintained by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC) at the URL given below. See the child metadata records for tracking data specific to each location.

For assistance extracting data from the database, please contact the AADC.
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 the URL below when using these data.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: database
Fees: free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 3450
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: colin.southwell at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-08-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-11
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