Parent metadata record for all metadata created from the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2012-2013 season - Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem eXperiment
Entry ID: SIPEX_II

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Summary
Abstract: More than 50 scientists from eight countries conducted the Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem eXperiment 2012 (SIPEX-2). The 2012 voyage built on information and observations collected in 2007, by re-visiting the study area at about 100-120 degrees East. This was the culmination of years of preparation for the Australian Antarctic Division and, more specifically, the ACE CRC sea-ice group who lead this international, multi-disciplinary, sea ice voyage to East Antarctica.

Work began at the sea-ice edge and penetrated the pack ice towards the coastal land-fast ice. The purpose of SIPEX-2 was to investigate relationships between the physical sea-ice environment, marine biogeochemistry and the structure of Southern Ocean ecosystems. While the scientists and crew did not set foot on Antarctic terra firma, a number of multi-day research stations were set up on suitable sea ice floes, and a range of novel and state-of-the-art instruments were used. These included:

A Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to observe and film (with an on-board video camera) krill, and to quantify the distribution and amount of sea ice algae associated with ice floes.

An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to study the three-dimensional under-ice topography of ice floes.

Helicopter-borne instruments to measure snow and ice thickness, floe size and sea ice type. Instruments included a scanning laser altimeter, infrared radiometer, microwave radiometer, camera and GPS.

Sea ice accelerometer buoys to measure sea ice wave interaction and its effect on floe-size distribution.
Customised pumping systems and light-traps to catch krill from below the ice and on the sea floor.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -42.0 S: -66.0  E: 147.0  W: 113.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-09-14
Stop Date: 2012-11-16


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MICROALGAE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >ZOOPLANKTON    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ALBEDO    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEFORMATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EDGES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE FLOES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE TYPES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >LEADS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >PACK ICE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >POLYNYAS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SALINITY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE AGE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE ELEVATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE DEFORMATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EDGES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE FLOES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE TYPES    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >LEADS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >PACK ICE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >POLYNYAS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SALINITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE AGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE ELEVATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SNOW MELT    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >BATHYMETRY    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >WATER DEPTH    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS >EUPHAUSIIDS (KRILL)
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >PLANKTON >PHYTOPLANKTON
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >PHYTOPLANKTON    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
OCEANS


Platform
R/V AA >R/V Aurora Australis
ROV >Remotely Operated Vehicles    [Information]
AUVS >Autonomous Underwater Vehicles    [Information]
HELICOPTER    [Information]
BUOYS    [Information]


Quality
See the child records for further information.

Generally - the SIPEX II voyage was unable to complete the anticipated number of ice stations on account of it becoming beset by sea ice for some time.


Access Constraints
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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=SIPEX_II when using these data.


Keywords
SIPEX
SIPEX II


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
Australian Antarctic Division


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


Personnel
KLAUS MEINERS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: + 61 3 6226 7201
Email: klaus.meiners at acecrc.org.au
Contact Address:
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


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: 2012-12-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-13

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