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Prydz Bay Current Meter Data 1987-1988
Entry ID: AADC-00045

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Abstract: This dataset contains current meter data from Prydz Bay, Antarctica. Current meters were deployed on 5 moorings around Prydz Bay between March 1987 and February 1988. Summary results and deployment details are in the documentation. Temperature and salinity were also recorded. Records are not continuous at each site over this time period. Mooring 1 had a single current meter with a target depth of ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
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 1987-1988
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: 1987-03-01
Stop Date: 1988-02-21
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MOORINGS Ancillary Description
CURRENT METERS Ancillary Description
Quality Only two of the moorings were recovered, mooring 2 and 5, one from both the summer and winter deployment programs. Six of the twelve current meters were recovered. Data were read from Aanderaa tapes and the S4 solid state memory and processed to produce a calibrated data file. Scatter, vector-sum, temperature/time and vector/time (stick) plots were produced. Time series of all data columns from the current meters have been produced, and for the S4 time series of the standard deviation of the U (east) and V (north) velocities. Tidal current analyses have been performed for the currents from each meter.
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Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Distribution Format: Text
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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