Bathymetric data of Long and Tryne Fjords at Vestfold Hills, Antarctica, collected in December 1999
Entry ID: VH_bathy_99

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Abstract: This dataset contains 102 depth measurements of the water column in Long and Tryne fjords, which are in the northern Vestfold Hills, Prydz Bay, Antarctica. Sea ice thickness and snow thickness were recorded simultaneously. The motivation for this project has been to yield a description of the pupping and moulting habitat of Weddell seals. This information will assist the interpretation of 25+ ... View entire text
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Description: A map of bathymetric measurement sites in Long and Tryne Fjords which portrays
water depth by various sized circles.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -69.0   S: -69.0   E: 78.0   W: 78.0
Min Depth: 3 M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-12-07
Stop Date: 1999-12-13
Quality Depth measurements were made by 10kg, 3cm diametre x 50 cm long cylindrical weight on thin static rope. The effect of current on the rope appeared to be minimal. In places the bottom was muddy and the weight may have sunk into the substrate giving measurements a possible error of +/- 50 cm.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-03-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-12
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