Glaciology Spring and Autumn Traverse Program 1985
Entry ID: GlacioTraverseProgram1985

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Summary
Abstract: Two major traverse programs were run out of Casey in 1985 over the Law Dome and Wilkes Land area. The first (Autumn/Winter) traverse ran from the 24th of March to 14th of June. The second (Spring) traverse ran from the 10th of September to the 3rd of January. Both traverses covered similar areas, visiting the A0, GC and GD series of snow canes.

Numerous measurements were taken during the traverses in various quantities, including snow accumulation, sastrugi observations, wind direction and speed, air temperature, barometric pressure, snow hardness, snow density, gravity, snow temperature, and stratigraphy and isotope observations from shallow drilled cores.

All log books from these traverses are archived at the Australian Antarctic Division. Scanned cover pages for each of the logbooks are available as a PDF download from this record.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -66.0 S: -70.0  E: 114.0  W: 110.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-03-24
Stop Date: 1986-01-03


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DENSITY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DENSITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW STRATIGRAPHY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW STRATIGRAPHY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
TRAVERSE >Logistic tractor traverse


Access Constraints
These scanned documents are not yet publicly available.


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=GlacioTr... when using these data.


Keywords
Traverse
Law Dome
Casey


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


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
IAN ALLISON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 3 6226 7648
Fax: +61 3 6226 7650
Email: ian.allison at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


JASON ANDERSON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: jason.anderson at utas.edu.au
Contact Address:
Antarctic CRC
University of Tasmania
Grosvenor St
City: Sandy Bay
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7005
Country: Australia



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-03-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-11

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