Can remote sensing be used to map vegetation and monitor community change in Antarctica?

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Title: Can remote sensing be used to map vegetation and monitor community change in Antarctica?
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset consists of Hyperion satellite imagery, as well as GPS ground truthing of vegetation quadrats. The aims of this project were: 1. to produce a spectral library of the major subantarctic terrestrial plant species and community types from ground spectroradiometery measurements . 2. to use the spectral library to assist in classification of vegetation communities. File: 2392HI2003_04 Vegetation Survey Data.xls Table of vegetation data collected from Heard Island in the summer of 2003-2004 by Johanna Turnbull. Areas surveyed were Paddick Valley, Fairchild Beach, Dovers Moraine and Skua Beach. Ten 1x1 m quadrats were sampled with each 30x30 m site surveyed. Quadrats were selected haphazardly. Numbers are given as percentage cover of each species, averaged out over the ten sampled quadrats, unless otherwise stated. The Codes used for species/ground cover types and vegetation communities/associations can be found in sheet 2 of the excel file, called &vegetation codes&. They are also listed below: Vegetation Species/Ground Cover Types Code Species/ground cover types AM Acaena magellanica AS Azorella selago CA Callitriche CA w/ H2O Callitriche in water CO Colobanthus sp. DE Deschampsia G Gravel L Lichen LI Liverwort M Moss/Bryophytes MO Montia fontana PA Pringlea antiscorbutica PAN Poa annua PC Poa cookii PK Poa kuerguelensis PK/PC P. kerguelensis / P. cookii Hybrid R rock S sand / soil W Water Vegetation Communities / Associations Code Community DCC Closed Cushionfield DCC w/ Aceana Closed Cushionfield with Aceana DCC/H Closed Cushionfield/Herbfield DCC/H/T Cushionfield/Herbfield/Tussock FF Fellfield H Herbfield MF Mossfield PC/M Pool Complex/Meadow PCC Open Cushionfield PCC/MF Open Cushionfield/Mossfield SM Mire/Flush/Meadow SM/PCC Mire/Flush/Open Cushionfield THD Tussock with Cushionfield/Herbfield
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20030317
Ending_Date: 20030317
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 72.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -52.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -53.5
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 158.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 159.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -54.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -55.0
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: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: SATELLITES
Theme_Keyword: SPECTRORADIOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: Ground Spectrometry
Theme_Keyword: Hyperspectral
Theme_Keyword: Monitoring
Theme_Keyword: Remote Sensing
Theme_Keyword: Satellite
Theme_Keyword: Spectral Library
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation
Theme_Keyword: Heard Island
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
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Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > MACQUARIE ISLAND
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > HEARD AND MCDONALD ISLANDS
Access_Constraints: This dataset is currently not publicly available.
Use_Constraints:
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHARON ROBINSON
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JOHANNA TURNBULL
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SUSAN BRADNER
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SUE FYFE
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Biological Sciences
Address: University of Wollongong
Address: Northfields Ave
City: WOLLONGONG
State_or_Province: New South Wales
Postal_Code: 2522
Country: Australia
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City: Wollongong
State_or_Province: NSW
Postal_Code: 2500
Country: Australia
Contact_Address:
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Address: DEPT OF DEFENCE
Country: Australia
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Biological Sciences
Address: Northfields Ave
Address: University of Wollongong
City: WOLLONGONG
State_or_Province: New South Wales
Postal_Code: 2522
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 2 4221 5753
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 2 4285 8139
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 2 4221 4135
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sharonr@uow.edu.au
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: johannaturnbull@gmail.com
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: susan.brandner@defence.gov.au
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sfyfe@uow.edu.au
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Attempts were also made to collect imagery of Macquarie Island during same the month but all 3 attempts encountered 99% plus cloud cover over the island. The image of Heard Island has about 40% cloud cover, and substantial amounts of ice and snow cover many areas of vegetation normally visible in the summer months.
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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_2392
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Excel, GPS
Transfer_Size: 194 MB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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http://data.aad.gov.au
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/portal/download_file.c...
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Download point for the data - spreadsheets, GPS files, etc
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Network_Address:
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https://secure3.aad.gov.au/proms/public/projects/r...
Access_Instructions:
Public information for ASAC project 2392
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Access_Instructions:
Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset
Fees: Free
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20031202
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140110
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHARON ROBINSON
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Biological Sciences
Address: University of Wollongong
Address: Northfields Ave
City: WOLLONGONG
State_or_Province: New South Wales
Postal_Code: 2522
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 2 4221 5753
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 2 4221 4135
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sharonr@uow.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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