Moss beds at Casey: detailed map of experimental sites

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
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Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Moss beds at Casey: detailed map of experimental sites
Description:
Abstract:
The data are comprised of a spreadsheet with locations (latitude and longitude) and labels for moss bed quadrats. The quadrats are located in two sites: Antarctic Specially Protected Area 135 (formerly Site of Special Scientific Interest 16) near Casey Station; and on Robinson Ridge south of Casey. The letter in the quadrat label indicates the vegetation community type: B for Bryophyte, M for Transitional and A for Lichen. The 2 sites each contain ten transects (labelled 1 through to 10), each transect is comprised of three quadrats (one in each vegetation community type). That is, a total of sixty quadrats. The spreadsheet includes nine additional locations for associated work conducted in these sites in 2007/8 by Ellen Ryan-Colton. The latitudes and longitudes were collected using a handheld GPS. The quadrats are identified by markers in the field comprised of small metal disks glued to rocks. Moss bed and Antarctic vegetation are generally rare and fragile in Antarctica. Mapping the exact location of moss bed is very useful for management of protected areas and the follow up of biological research work. This work was completed as part of ASAC Project 1313 (ASAC_1313), Impact of global climate change on Antarctic flora: long-term monitoring and ecophysiological studies of bryophyte community dynamics in the Windmill Islands.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20030125
Ending_Date: 20030228
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 110.3
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 110.75
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.2333
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.5
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 > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > DOMINANT SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: QUADRATS
Theme_Keyword: VISUAL CENSUS TRANSECTS
Theme_Keyword: Antarctica
Theme_Keyword: Casey
Theme_Keyword: Moss
Theme_Keyword: Mossbed
Theme_Keyword: Photosynthesis
Theme_Keyword: Robinsons Ridge
Theme_Keyword: Windmill Islands
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > WINDMILL ISLANDS
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: The data 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_1313_Casey_Moss_Map_2003 when using these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JANE WASLEY
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Environmental Protection and Change
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: TAS
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3456
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3456
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jane.wasley@aad.gov.au
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The moss bed boundaries and experimental plots were mapped with a GARMIN 26 GPS receiver that has an accuracy slightly better than a standard handheld, enabling the boundaries of the moss beds and the plot of experimental locations to be exact within 2 to 8m.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 10 m
Longitude_Resolution: 10 m
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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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_1313_Casey_Moss_Map_2003
Distribution_Liability:
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Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Excel
Transfer_Size: 10 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 1313
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: 20040722
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140828
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JANE WASLEY
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Environmental Protection and Change
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: TAS
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3456
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3456
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jane.wasley@aad.gov.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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