Bird habitat surveys conducted during the 2004/05 summer and descriptive information of the terrestrial environment in the Mawson regionEntry ID: HABITATMAWSON04-05
Abstract: Very little information is available on the geomorphology of areas surrounding Australian Antarctic stations. This type of information is generally collected during geological surveys. This metadata record gathers a range of descriptive geomorphological information of various nature:
-Habitat surveys were conducted in the season 2004-2005 in the Mawson area in parallel with bird nest mapping ... (reported in metadata record SNPEMAWSON0405) in order to study selection of nest sites by a range of species. Habitat was described in the survey sites searched for bird nests following various methods (described in). Information is stored as GIS files (Arcview 3.2 or ArcGIS):
-polygon shapefile gathering all the geomorphological units describing % substrate cover
-A collection of digital photos showing the sites searched for bird nests, most if them indexed by grid site number. The grid sites numbers are located in a shapefile of 200*200m sites, below)
-A set of Digital Elevation Models (DEM) covering the entire Mawson area generated for 5 separate regions and the derived slope, aspect, aspect to the prevailing winds, convexity raster files at a 10m resolution
-200m*200m grid created from the coverage of ice-free areas (from Aerial photography) providing site boundaries and numbers for the photographic database
-A series of Black and White and colour aerial Photos scanned at high resolution for the purpose of substrate study and associated 3D images.
This work has been completed as part of ASAC project 2704 (ASAC_2704).
The main fields in this dataset are:
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Olivier, F.
Dataset Title: Bird habitat surveys conducted during the 2004/05 summer and descriptive information of the terrestrial environment in the Mawson region
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2009-03-17
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Dataset DOI: doi:10.26179/5b6d13717fd4fOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 2004-12-10Stop Date: 2005-04-25
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
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=HABITATM... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 18 MB
Distribution Format: shapefiles
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: folivier at utas.edu.au
Institute of Marine and Antarctic Science University of Tasmania Private Bag 129
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-10-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-08-10