Observatory Operations - All Sky Imager Data from the Australian Antarctic Territory and Macquarie Island
Entry ID: ASAC_527_allsky

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Summary
Abstract: All Sky Imager Systems (ASIS) are deployed at Casey, Davis, Macquarie island and Mawson. These systems are autonomous data collection systems which record All Sky Imager data during periods of darkness at the stations.

The data are collected using a monochromatic video camera fitted with an Image Intensifer and a Fish eye lens. A filter (normally 558 nm) is also fitted to the cameras. (this can ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.0   S: -68.0   E: 78.0   W: 78.0
  N: -66.0   S: -66.0   E: 111.0   W: 111.0
  N: -67.0   S: -67.0   E: 63.0   W: 63.0
  N: -54.0   S: -54.0   E: 158.0   W: 158.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-03-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 30 s
Quality All Sky Imager Data
Data are recorded with a timing accuracy of +/- 1 second. Typical time resolution is 1 frame per 30 seconds although this can be interpreted from the time stamps on each frame.

Every frame has the following information stamped in the corners:
- Station Name
- UTC Time
- Day Number
- Year Number
- Exposure Time
- Filter Wavelength

In addition, each file contains preface frames giving latitude and longitude as well as orientation information.
Access Constraints Data are available for use in research activities provided consent of, and suitable reference to experiments and principal investigator is given.

Data stored in MPEG Format.

Data are available in nightly MPEG files and are typically between 10 Mbytes and 60 Mbytes in length depending on the time of year.

The data are available on DVD - please contact the Data Centre for access.

Data for all 4 stations began recording on 2001-03-01.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).


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Originating Center
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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: DVD
Distribution Size: approx. 10 GB per year per station
Distribution Format: MPEG
Fees: free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3315
Fax: +61 3 6232 3496
Email: ray.morris at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
203 Channel Highway
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-06-01
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