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Annual variations in the visibility 'footprint' of structures in the Australian Antarctic Territory
Entry ID: SOE_wilderness

Abstract: This indicator is no longer maintained, and is considered OBSOLETE.

This indicator attempts to measure the effect of human activity on the wilderness values of Antarctica and how the area, which may be considered as wilderness, changes in response to human activities.

This indicator measures the changes in wilderness directly through ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -90.0   E: 160.0   W: 45.0
Min Altitude: 0 METRES Max Altitude: 4000 METRES

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Summerson, R. and Bishop, I.D.
Dataset Title: Annual variations in the visibility 'footprint' of structures in the Australian Antarctic Territory
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2001-05-23
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-01-01
Quality This indicator is now OBSOLETE. These data are no longer archived in this location, and are therefore not up-to-date.

Analysis would be by simply measuring the changes in area between one visibility analysis and the next. Interpretation would be required to account for the changes observed such as the effect of erecting new structures (or the removal of existing structures).
Access Constraints The only data point available from this work can be found in the summary.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Phone: +61 2 6272 4615
Fax: +61 2 6272 4687
Email: rupert.summerson at
Contact Address:
Bureau of Rural Sciences
PO Box E11
City: Kingston
Province or State: Australian Capital Territory
Postal Code: 2604
Country: Australia
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Summerson, Rupert and Riddle, Martin J. (2000), Assessing wilderness and aesthetic values in Antarctica., Antarctic Ecosystems: Models for wider understanding., 303-307, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, Davison, William Howard-Williams Clive and Broady Paul (Eds)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-05-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-11