Casey Station current meter data: S4_212a
Entry ID: S4_212a

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Summary
Abstract: Current meter S4_212a is one of four current meters deployed off the coast of Casey Station, Australian Antarctic Territory. S4_211a was located in Shannon Bay at 66 degrees 16.727 minutes South, 110 degrees 31.434 minutes West. Further deployment details can be found in the 'Mooring Details' section of the data, as well as a 'Location Map'. The data includes: current speed components, current speed and current direction, a progressive vector diagram of displacement, and water temperature. The data were recorded by the Australian Antarctic Division, and processed by Oceanographic Field Services Pty Ltd. Data was recorded between 3:30am 18 November 1997 (GMT) and 7:30am 29 December 1998 (GMT).

The fields in this dataset include:

Date
Time
Speed (centimetres per second)
Direction (degrees)
Temperature (degrees)

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Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
ASAC_2201


Geographic Coverage
 N: -66.0 S: -66.5  E: 111.5  W: 110.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-11-18
Stop Date: 1998-12-29


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >LONGSHORE CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL CURRENTS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Instrument
CURRENT METERS    [Information]


Quality
Four current meters (S4_211a, S4_211b, S4_212a, S4_212b) were deployed in the region off shore of Casey Station, in Shannon Bay and Brown Bay. These provide good coverage of the currents and water temperature in the Casey offshore area. Data are collected from current meter S4_211a, and includes speed components, current speed and current direction, displacement and water temperature. The instrument was deployed in 18m of water at 5m above the sea floor. Data was collected between 18 November 1997 (GMT) and 29 December 1998 (GMT), with 1 minute sampling at 10 minutes intervals. For more details on the instrument please see the 'Mooring Details' section of the database. The data were collected by the Australian Antarctic Division and CSIRO, and processed from its raw form into the current database format by Oceanographic Field Services Pty Ltd. Please contact the investigator to view the S4 Current Meter User's Manual for details on logical consistency.


Access Constraints
Data available for download at the url given below. Raw data available in excel spreadsheets, and an interactive db is also provided in the multimedia folder.


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 provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=S4_212a when using these data.


Keywords
ANTARCTICA
CASEY
CURRENT METER
CURRENTS
SOUTHERN OCEAN


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
AAD


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
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_Size: 14859 kb
Distribution_Format: excel
Fees: Free


Personnel
MARTIN J. RIDDLE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3573
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: martin.riddle at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


DAVE J. CONNELL
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10

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