The Environment of the Bunger Hills - 1999-2000Entry ID: bunger_hills_gibson
Abstract: During the 1999/2000 summer a group of four people visited the Bunger Hills (66 degrees 20 minutes S, 100 degrees 50 minutes E), an area of ice-free rock situated in Wilkes Land, eastern Antarctica, with the aim of gathering scientific and other information to support the development of an Environmental Impact Assessment for the use of sites in the area for landings by large aircraft capable of ... intercontinental flight. The following report, which describes the natural history of the Bunger Hills, was developed from observations made in the field during this visit supplemented by information published previously.
This report is divided into several sections. The remainder of Section 1 deals with the geographical setting, nomenclature and occupational history of the Bunger Hills; Section 2 covers the weather; Section 3 briefly discusses the geology, geomorphology and Quaternary history; Section 4 covers the hydrology, physics, chemistry and biology of the extensive lake systems of the Hills; Section 5 discusses the terrestrial flora; and Section 6 covers the terrestrial fauna.
The download file contains a large number of figures, tables, images and a written report.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gibson, J.A.E.
Dataset Title: The Environment of the Bunger Hills - 1999-2000
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2006-07-18
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data CentreOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 1999-10-01Stop Date: 2000-03-31
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > BIOMASS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > LAKE ICE
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > LAKES/RESERVOIRS
SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > GLACIAL LANDFORMS
SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > IGNEOUS ROCKS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METAMORPHIC ROCKS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > BACTERIA/ARCHAEA
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MOSSES/HORNWORTS/LIVERWORTS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > FUNGI > LICHENS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOMASS DYNAMICS
Quality The dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only, and represent the approximate beginning and end of the 1999-2000 Antarctic summer season.
Access Constraints A copy of the report is 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=bunger_h... when using these data.
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6226 7488
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: John.gibson at utas.edu.au
IASOS Private Bag 77 University of Tasmania
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-09-22