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Effects of helicopter operations on emperor penguin chicks
Entry ID: heliemps

Abstract: Creching emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chickswere exposed to two overflights by an S-76 twin engine helicopter at 1000 m: a current operational guideline for helicopter activity in Antarctica. The flights were conducted on the same day but under different wind conditions: a morning flight with a 10 kt (18 katabatic blowing perpendicular to the direction of helicopter travel and ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -90.0   E: 160.0   W: 45.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Giese, M.
Dataset Title: Effects of helicopter operations on emperor penguin chicks
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2003-12-01
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-11-21
Stop Date: 1997-11-21
Cameras Ancillary Description
Quality Dataset and analysis complete The behaviour of creche age emperor penguin chicks was recorded on video while birds were exposed to controlled helicopter over-flights. Video tapes were analysed using 'The Observer 3.0', an interactive behaviour analysis program. Records of sound level (dB) were also taken and later correlated to penguin behaviour and helicopter activity.
Access Constraints The data are available for download from the provided URL. The data are in Observer format, but can be opened with any text editor (with a loss of functionality).

Two excel spreadsheets are also part of the dataset.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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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
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 69 kb
Distribution Format: Excel, txt
Fees: free
Phone: +61 2 62741549
Fax: +61 2 6274 1006
Email: melissa.giese at
Contact Address:
C/ Marine Species Section
GPO Box 787
Environment Australia
City: Canberra
Province or State: Australian Capital Territory
Postal Code: 2601
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-08-20