Investigations of the Antarctic Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere using satellite data
Entry ID: ASAC_2668

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Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2668
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The dataset contains data in the following formats:

The *.met files contain the height, time, direction and range of a meteor detection.

The *.vel file contains meteor determined wind velocities: the horizontal and vertical velocities.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.55   S: -68.65   E: 78.05   W: 77.95
Min Altitude: 70 KM Max Altitude: 110 KM

Data Set Citation
Dataset Release Date: 2013-03-05
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-01-26
Stop Date: 2012-06-30
Quality The latitudes and longitudes provided in spatial coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2009-2010 Progress Report:
Field work:
Problems with data collection on the Davis meteor radar have occurred whereby the data analysis rate slows to an unsustainable level. Investigations by the engineer at Davis and by ATRAD and AAD Kingston staff are ongoing as to its cause. It may be that intermittent ionospheric phenomena interfere with the ability of the analysis program to extract meteor signatures. That is, the problem may not be a technical fault with the radar.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available, but owing to their size, are not currently available for download. Contact the AADC for access.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

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: DVD
Distribution Size: 8.9 GB
Distribution Format: binary
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6232 3359
Fax: +61 3 6232 3496
Email: damian.murphy at
Contact Address:
203 Channel Highway
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Holdsworth, D.A., Murphy, D.J., Reid, I.M., Morris, R.J. (2008), Antarctic meteor observations using the Davis MST and meteor radars, Advances in Space Research, 42, 143-154
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-29
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