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Polar Environmental Data Layers
Entry ID: Polar_Environmental_Data

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Abstract: These layers are polar climatological and other summary environmental layers that may be useful for purposes such as general modelling, regionalisation, and exploratory analyses. All of the layers in this collection are provided on a consistent 0.1-degree grid, which covers -180 to 180E, 80S to 30S (Antarctic) and 45N to 90N (Arctic). As far as practicable, each layer is provided for both the ... View entire text
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Description: Access to the raw data through the ANTABIF shared webspace
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Raymond, B.
Dataset Title: Polar Environmental Data Layers
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2012-04-04
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31
Access Constraints Stored at the AADC and at the ANTABIF as data files and associated pictures. Available through the WWW at the URLs provided.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.

If space permits, and particularly if you have used data from a small number of individual sources, please cite the original data sources (references given below) and additionally acknowledge this database.

Creative Commons License
This "Polar Environmental Data Layers" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
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Data Center
Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility, Marine Biodiversity Information Network, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, International Council for Science Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +32(0)2 6274139
Fax: +32(0)2 6274277
Email: bruno.danis at
Contact Address:
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
29 Rue Vautier
City: Brussels
Postal Code: 1000
Country: BELGIUM
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6232 3336
Fax: +61 3 6283 2336
Email: ben.raymond at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-04-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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