GIS data of geomorphic features at Beaver Lake-Amery Oasis
Entry ID: ASAC_1071_Geomorphic_Map

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Abstract: The data include a 1:10,000 scale map of the surfical glacial and periglacial features of the Amery Oasis, East Antarctica. Features currently include:

areas covered by exposed bedrock, fluvial sediments and moraine
moraine ridges
streams (flowing during the 2003/04 season)
cosmogenic exposure ages
degree of weathering

and includes areas of glaciers, glacial bedforms, scree and patterned ground.

Rock samples are currently held by Duanne White (as at 2015-09-23), but will eventually be archived at Geoscience Australia.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -70.0   S: -71.0   E: 70.0   W: 66.0
Min Altitude: 0 METRES Max Altitude: 2500 METRES

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gore, D. and White, D.
Dataset Title: GIS data of geomorphic features at Beaver Lake-Amery Oasis
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2015-09-24
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-12-01
Stop Date: 2004-01-11
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 10 metres
Longitude Resolution: 10metres
Vertical Resolution: 40 metres
Quality Field mapping was conducted across the region during the 2003-04 season. Distances between traverse lines varied averaged about ~2km, but vary from 1km to 10km. These areas are specified in the data.

Mapping was performed on a rectified SPOT-5 2.5m resolution image taken in January 2004, with 1974 and 1995 stereo colour aerial photography used as supplement where SPOT data were snow ... View entire text
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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: HTTP
Distribution Size: 8.8 MB
Distribution Format: shapefiles
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 2 9850 8391
Fax: +61 2 9850 8420
Email: damian.gore at
Contact Address:
Department of Physical Geography
Macquarie University
City: Marsfield
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2109
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-09-25
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