ASPeCt-Bio: Chlorophyll a in Antarctic sea ice from historical ice core dataset
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Abstract: The ASPeCt - Bio dataset is a compilation of currently available sea ice chlorophyll a (chl-a) data from pack ice (i.e., excluding fast ice) cores collected during 32 cruises to the Southern Ocean sea ice zone from 1983 to 2008 (Table S1). Data come from peer-reviewed publications, cruise reports, data repositories and direct contributions by field-research teams. During all cruises the chl-a ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -76.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-11-14
Stop Date: 2008-12-16
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Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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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: 23 MB
Distribution Format: Excel, Word
Fees: Free
Phone: + 61 3 6226 7201
Email: klaus.meiners at
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Sea-ice Ecologist
Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC)
Private Bag 80
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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M. Meiners, M. Vancoppenolle, S. Thanassekos, G. S. Dieckmann, D. N. Thomas, J.-L. Tison, K. R. Arrigo, D. Garrison, A. McMinn, D. Lannuzel, P. van der Merwe, K. M. Swadling, W. O. Smith Jr., I. Melnikov, B. Raymond (2012), Chlorophyll a in Antarctic sea ice from historical ice core data., GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 39, L21602, doi:doi:10.1029/2012GL053478
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DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-11-20
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