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Cetacean (whales) aerial survey data from the Antarctic collected between 2008 and 2010
Entry ID: ASAC_2941_Aerial_Data

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Summary
Abstract: With the aim of estimating the proportion of Antarctic minke whales (Balaenoptera bonaerensis) in pack ice over summer, an Australian fixed-wing aerial survey programme, based in east Antarctica, was conducted in the austral summers of 2007/2008, 2008/09 and 2009/10 (See Kelly et al. 2010; SC/62/IA8). The first season (2007/08) comprised of three 'test' flights. As such, there were no real ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -64.2   S: -67.0   E: 113.0   W: 105.0  
2.   N: -64.8   S: -67.0   E: 113.0   W: 105.0  
3.   N: -67.0   S: -67.4   E: 113.5   W: 106.0  
4.   N: -64.0   S: -66.5   E: 104.0   W: 93.0  
5.   N: -64.0   S: -67.0   E: 113.5   W: 105.0  


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-01-14
Stop Date: 2010-02-03
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Platform
Aircraft Ancillary Description
Instrument
Cameras Ancillary Description
Quality Some data (eg images) does not have a GPS stamp due to equipment failure. In these cases we can use timestamp to get an approximate position.

Oftentimes there was no aircraft telemetry data as it was not recorded (accidental). Post-processed GPS files have been included here).
Access Constraints These data are too large to be downloaded (over 8 TB in size), and 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=ASAC_294... when using these data.
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Data Set Progress
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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 Size: 8.1 TB
Distribution Format: Video, Images, Excel
Fees: Free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 3437
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: nick.gales at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Publications/References
Hedley, S., Bravington, M., Gales, N., Kelly, N. and Peel, D. (2007), Aerial survey for minke whales off eastern Antarctica., 47, Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission, Anchorage, Alaska, SC/59/IA2
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-04-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-04-08

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