Macquarie Island Aerobiology and Wind Climate Project: Phase 3

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Title: Macquarie Island Aerobiology and Wind Climate Project: Phase 3
Description:
Abstract:
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 246 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstract of the referenced paper: Analyses of data collected during the summer of 1979-80 from pollen traps and a flag tatter experiment along a transect across Macquarie Island, between Bauer Bay and Sandy Bay, suggest that the most sheltered locations are in the lee of prominent ridges, especially below the eastern coastal cliff tops, but also, paradoxically, on the lower slopes of the windward (west) coast. The presence of feldmark community pollen grains from 'downwind' and higher altitudes in the west coast pollen traps indicates that, during the period here documented, the island formed a topographic barrier such that when there were winds from westerly quarters of sufficient velocity, not only would the predictable lee side rotor circulations have been produced, but also a trapped windward (west coast) rotor that, at low altitudes, would have run counter to the prevailing winds. Flag tatter data from the most exposed sites indicate local wind climates of greater severity than any measured in the same way at comparable maritime latitudes across similar topographic barriers elsewhere. It can be inferred that windward rotors are not uncommon on Macquarie Island. The effectiveness of Macquarie Island as a barrier to local ocean and atmospheric circulation is a function of balances between tectonic and denudational (including marine) processes and glacial eustasy, and would have varied over time. This, and the resulting effect of local wind circulation on fallout patterns, need to be considered when interpreting pollen diagrams.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Peterson J.A., Scott J.J. (1988) Interrelationships between wind exposure, vegetation distribution and pollen fallout between Bauer Bay and Sandy Bay, Macquarie Island. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 122(1). 247-253
Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19790901
Ending_Date: 19890331
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 158.8
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 158.9
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -54.55
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -54.7
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > ISLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > INDIGENOUS VEGETATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > POLLEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > ANGIOSPERMS (FLOWERING PLANTS)
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: Pollen Trap
Theme_Keyword: Rotor Circulation
Theme_Keyword: Pollen Fallout
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation Patterns
Theme_Keyword: Wind Exposure
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > MACQUARIE ISLAND
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: A pdf copy of the referenced paper is available for download from the provided URL.
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This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference at the provided URL when using these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JAMES PETERSON
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JENNIFER SCOTT
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Address: MONASH UNIVERSITY
Address: WELLINGTON ROAD
City: CLAYTON
State_or_Province: Victoria
Postal_Code: 3168
Country: Australia
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Address: University of Tasmania
Address: PRIVATE BAG 78
City: HOBART
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 9905 2929
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6226 2205
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 9905 2948
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6226 2989
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jim.peterson@arts.monash.edu.au
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jenny.scott@utas.edu.au
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only. This record has been completed by staff at the Australian Antarctic Data Centre, and the quality of it's contents and related data cannot be guaranteed.
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Process_Date: Unknown
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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_246
Distribution_Liability:
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Format_Name: pdf
Transfer_Size: 1,473 kb
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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http://data.aad.gov.au
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DATA CENTER URL
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https://secure3.aad.gov.au/proms/public/projects/r...
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Public information for ASAC project 246
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http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/portal/download_file.c...
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Download point for the data - paper
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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: 20000720
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140110
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JAMES PETERSON
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Address: MONASH UNIVERSITY
Address: WELLINGTON ROAD
City: CLAYTON
State_or_Province: Victoria
Postal_Code: 3168
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 9905 2929
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 9905 2948
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jim.peterson@arts.monash.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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