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Sea ice primary production off eastern Antarctica
Entry ID: ASAC_1307

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Abstract: Sea ice covers up to 20 million km2 of the Southern Ocean. When present it supports a vigorous ecosystem that provides energy and food for all other marine organisms. Using the latest micro sensor technology, we are examining the factors that effect the productivity of this vital link in the Antarctic marine food web.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -63.9   S: -65.27   E: 117.47   W: 109.46

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: McMinn, A.
Dataset Title: Sea ice primary production off eastern Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2015-06-01
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-09-26
Stop Date: 2010-03-31
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FLUOROMETERS Ancillary Description
Quality The values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only:

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Difficulties affecting project:
We have had ongoing technical issue with the FRRF. The instrument has been returned to British manufacturer (Chelsea) for the past 2 years. The instrument was fully tested on board before departure but ... View entire text
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 6 MB
Distribution Format: Excel, csv, Word
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6266 2980
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: Andrew.McMinn at
Contact Address:
Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 77
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Trenerry L.J., McMinn A., Ryan K.G. (2002), In situ oxygen microelectrode measurements of bottom-ice algal production in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica., Polar Biology, 25, 72-80
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-04-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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