Title: Bechervaise Island - penguin colony boundary survey February 2000
This GIS dataset is the product of a survey of penguin colony boundaries at Bechervaise Island by Lisa Meyer of the Australian
Antarctic Division (AAD) in February 2000.
For each boundary point Lisa measured the distance from a surveyed metal pole to the boundary point of a penguin colony and
then took a bearing with a compass back to the pole. The boundary point locations were calculated by the Australian Antarctic
Data Centre from the distances and bearings using the UTM Zone 41 grid.
The metal poles had been surveyed during the 1999/2000 summer season as described by the metadata record 'Bechervaise Island
- Survey of penguin colony markers and some infrastructure'.
Lyn Irvine of the AAD identified whether the penguin colony points were nests, colony markers or other boundary points.
Map 13042 in the SCAR Map Catalogue displays the penguin colony boundaries.
The nests in penguin colonies K, L and Q were surveyed in February 2002 as described by the metadata record 'Adelie Penguin
nest locations on Bechervaise Island'.
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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 > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Management
Theme_Keyword: Penguin Survey
Theme_Keyword: Adelie Penguin
Theme_Keyword: Colony Markers
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
The data are available for download from the provided URLs.
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=gis114
when using these data.
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in the attribute table, in the 'Search Datasets and Quality' tab at the 'SCAR Feature Catalogue' web page (see url below).
The dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.