Frozen dunes: An indicator of climate variability, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
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Title: Frozen dunes: An indicator of climate variability, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Description:
Abstract:
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2386 See the link below for public details on this project. ---- Public Summary from Project ---- 'Frozen dunes: An indicator of climate variability, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctic'. This is a two year study involving scientists from Australia and New Zealand, which aims to use the internal structure of frozen sand dunes to identify climate change in the unique hyper-arid region of the McMurdo Dry Valleys. This metadata record describes data collected from an automatic weather station (AWS) situated in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. The download file contains an excel spreadsheet, which provides some general site information about the location of the AWS, as well as ten minute observations from the end of November 2004 to early December 2004. The fields in this dataset are: Date Time Pressure (mbar) Wind Speed (m/s) Gust Speed (m/s) Temperature (degrees C) Wind Direction (degrees) Solar Radiation (W/m^2) Dew Point (degrees C) Relative Humidity (%)
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Speirs, J.C. McGowan, H.A. Neil, D.T. 2008 Meteorological controls on sand transport and dune morphology in a polar-desert: Victoria Valley, Antarctica. Earth surface processes and landforms 33 12 1875-1891 doi: 10.1002/esp.1739
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Speirs, J.C. McGowan, H.A. Neil, D.T. 2008 Polar eolian sand transport: grain characteristics determined by an automated scanning electron microscope (QEMSCANHH). Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 40 4 731-743 DOI: 10.1657/1523-0430(07-029)[SPEIRS]2.0.CO;2
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Ayling, B.F. McGowan, H.A. 2006 Niveo-eolian sediment deposits in coastal South Victoria Land, Antarctica: indicators of regional variability in weather and climate. Arctic, Alpine and Antarctic Research 38 3 313-324
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Orwin, J.F. 2005 Frozen dunes: an indicator of climate variability, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Canadian Antarctic research network newsletter 19 04
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Dickinson, W.W., Rieser, U., Wilson, N., McGowan, H. 2007 OSL age constraints on sediments in Lower Victoria Valley, Antarctica. Quaternary International 167-168 99 10.1016/j.quaint.2007.04.001
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20041129
Ending_Date: 20041207
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 162.2068
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 162.2069
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.3687
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.3688
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > DUNES
Theme_Keyword: AWOS > AUTOMATED WEATHER OBSERVING SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: AWS > AUTOMATED WEATHER SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: Climate Change
Theme_Keyword: Date
Theme_Keyword: Dew Point
Theme_Keyword: Dry Valleys
Theme_Keyword: Frozen Dunes
Theme_Keyword: Gust Speed
Theme_Keyword: Pressure
Theme_Keyword: Relative Humidity
Theme_Keyword: Rh
Theme_Keyword: Solar Radiation
Theme_Keyword: Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Time
Theme_Keyword: Wind Direction
Theme_Keyword: Wind Speed
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MCMURDO DRY VALLEYS
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
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_2386 when using these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: HAMISH MCGOWAN
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: DEPT OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCE
Address: UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Address: BUILDING 35 - CHAMBERLAIN BLDG
City: Brisbane
State_or_Province: Queensland
Postal_Code: 4072
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 7 3365 6651
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 7 3365 6899
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: h.mcgowan@uq.edu.au
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Missing ten minutes of data due to station service between 2004-12-03, 07:27:24.0 and 2004-12-03, 7:37:23
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: AU/AADC > Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Contact_Person: DATA OFFICER AADC
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3244
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3351
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: metadata@aad.gov.au
Resource_Description: ASAC_2386
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: excel
Transfer_Size: 4,580 kb
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/portal/download_file.c...
Access_Instructions:
Download point for the data - excel spreadsheet
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://secure3.aad.gov.au/proms/public/projects/r...
Access_Instructions:
Public information for ASAC project 2386
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?...
Access_Instructions:
Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset
Fees: Free
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030526
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140110
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: HAMISH MCGOWAN
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: DEPT OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCE
Address: UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Address: BUILDING 35 - CHAMBERLAIN BLDG
City: Brisbane
State_or_Province: Queensland
Postal_Code: 4072
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 7 3365 6651
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 7 3365 6899
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: h.mcgowan@uq.edu.au
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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