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Prydz Bay Current Meter Data 1985-1986
Entry ID: AADC-00044

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Abstract: This dataset contains current meter data from Prydz Bay, Antarctica. Four moorings each consisting of four current meters were deployed at various locations in Prydz Bay. Data was obtained between January 1985 and February 1986. Each of the four current meters per mooring measured time, water temperature, speed and direction every sixty minutes. Moorings 1 and 3 also each had one current meter ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -70.0   E: 85.0   W: 60.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Reeve, J.
Dataset Title: Prydz Bay Current Meter Data 1985-1986
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 1999-10-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-01-16
Stop Date: 1986-02-06
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MOORINGS Ancillary Description
CURRENT METERS Ancillary Description
Quality Only eleven of the sixteen meters were recovered with data intact. Mooring 2 was unable to be retrieved. Current meter 7621 flooded, and all data were lost. Pressure sensors on current meters 6149 and 6150 were deployed too deep and didn't record any valid pressure data. In terms of coverage, the four moorings were located so as to provide good coverage of the area. Each of the four moorings ... View entire text
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 4.5 MB
Distribution Format: text
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6232 3106
Email: jono.reeve at
Contact Address:
203 Channel Highway
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05