Heard Island- Glacier extents mapped from satellite imagery and aerial photography.
Entry ID: heard_glacier_gis

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Summary
Abstract: Abstract from: 'An inventory of present glaciers on Heard Island and their historical variation' by Andrew Ruddell.

Heard Island is a large ice-covered volcanic cone situated in the south Indian Ocean. Its location enables unique climatic information to be obtained from a very remote and predominantly maritime region. Past studies show that while some glaciers have undergone major recession ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -52.08   S: -53.08   E: 73.55   W: 73.5
Min Altitude: 0 M Max Altitude: 2750 M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31
Quality The dataset was derived from a number of aerial photographs by digitising or eyeing in. For more information on data quality check the q info numbers that are linked to the dataset.

The dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.

Usually mapped to a Universal Transverse Mercator projection, Zone 43.
Access Constraints Available format type: ArcView shapefile. Stored as geographicals with a projection file.
Access constraint: ArcView shapefiles are available on the web. Conditions apply.
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 at the provided URL 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: shapefiles
Fees: Free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Publications/References
Ruddell,Andrew (2002) in print: 'An inventory of present glaciers on Heard Island and their historical variation.'
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-02-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10
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