[Location: Location_Category='CONTINENT', Location_Type='ANTARCTICA', Detailed_Location='Vestfold Hills']
Bathymetry of three lakes in the Vestfold Hills - Ace, Ekho and PendantEntry ID: ASAC_2647_lake_bathymetry
Abstract: Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 2647
See the link below for public details on this project.
This project required that water sampling be conducted at the deep point in Ace, Pendant and Ekho Lakes. Detailed surveys were conducted over the deeper sections of each lake and the deep point located.
Surveys were completed between May and July 2006. In each case a grid was ... laid out on each lake marked with 2m bamboo poles. The grid was based on the standard metric map grid and established with a handheld GPS. It therefore contains the typical x-y error (+ or - 15 m) inherent in all GPS data where a differential correction has not been applied.
No contouring software was available, so a demo version of SURFER was downloaded. The demo version does not allow saving files or printing so the 'maps' are screen dumps saved as .jpg files. The raw data are also available in the attached Excel spreadsheet.
Finally, during August 2006 the lake water surface (again piezometric height of the water in a fully penetrating drill hole) was tied to bench marks and the water surface elevation reduced relative to the Davis MSL.
(1983) datum as follows:
Ace Lake - 9.094 m (tied to NMV/S/75)
Pendant Lake - 3.029 m (tied to NMV/S/43)
Ekho Lake - -1.649 m (tied to NMV/s/24)
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Laybourn-Parry, J. and Rich, J.
Dataset Title: Bathymetry of three lakes in the Vestfold Hills - Ace, Ekho and Pendant
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2006-11-24
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Dataset DOI: doi:10.4225/15/574BC9263DEB4Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 2006-05-01Stop Date: 2006-08-31
Quality Soundings were made through the ice, and are taken from the piezometric height of the water surface in the drill hole to the lake bottom. Measurements were rounded to the closest 0.1m. In places the presence of a muddy bottom ('false bottom') also adds error of possibly 0.1 to 0.3m. We measured to what appeared to be a consistently hard bottom i.e., the point when the measuring tape went slack.
Access Constraints The 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_264... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 850 kb
Distribution Format: excel, jpg
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +44 (0117) 3314120
Email: Jo.Laybourn-Parry at bristol.ac.uk
University of Bristol School of Geographical Sciences University Road
Province or State: Bristol
Postal Code: BS8 1SS
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-06-17