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Effect of Global Change on the Primary Production of Antarctic coastal Ecosystems
Entry ID: ASAC_2518

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2518
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Global climate change will lead to a reduction in the duration and thickness of sea ice in coastal areas. We will determine whether this will lead to a decrease in primary production and food value to higher predators.

Project objectives:
Our primary objective is to determine what effect will ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -66.5   E: 110.8   W: 110.3

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: McMinn, A.
Dataset Title: Effect of Global Change on the Primary Production of Antarctic coastal Ecosystems
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2012-04-30
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-10-19
Stop Date: 2010-06-30
ISO Topic Category
Quality The date provided in temporal coverage is approximate only, and represents the beginning of the 2004/2005 season at Casey Station.

Taken from the 2009-2010 Progress Report:
Field work:
Day trips to Jack's Donga and onto sea-ice were performed every 3 days for measurements of light transfer through sea ice and ice core sampling: 1 day of initial field set up and testing (11 ... View entire text
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL. Three spreadsheets and a readme document are part of the download file.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (

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Data Set Progress
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: 133 kb
Distribution Format: csv, rtf, xlsx
Fees: Free
Pankowski, A. McMinn, A. (2009), Iron availability regulates growth, photosynthesis and production of ferredoxin and flavodoxin in Antarctic sea ice diatoms., Aquatic Biology, 4, 273-288, doi:doi: 10.3354/ab00116
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-06-17

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