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Can remote sensing be used to map vegetation and monitor community change in Antarctica?
Entry ID: ASAC_2392

Abstract: This dataset consists of Hyperion satellite imagery, as well as GPS ground truthing of vegetation quadrats.

The aims of this project were:
1. to produce a spectral library of the major subantarctic terrestrial plant species and community types from ground spectroradiometery measurements .
2. to use the spectral library to assist in classification of vegetation communities.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -52.5   S: -53.5   E: 72.5   W: 71.5
  N: -54.0   S: -55.0   E: 159.0   W: 158.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robinson, S., Turbull, J., Bradner, S. and Fyfe, S.
Dataset Title: Can remote sensing be used to map vegetation and monitor community change in Antarctica?
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2018-03-31
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-03-17
Stop Date: 2003-03-17
SATELLITES Ancillary Description
Quality Attempts were also made to collect imagery of Macquarie Island during same the month but all 3 attempts encountered 99% plus cloud cover over the island. The image of Heard Island has about 40% cloud cover, and substantial amounts of ice and snow cover many areas of vegetation normally visible in the summer months.
Access Constraints This dataset is currently not publicly available.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Set Progress
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: 194 MB
Distribution Format: Excel, GPS
Fees: free
Phone: +61 2 4221 5753
Fax: +61 2 4221 4135
Email: sharonr at
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Wollongong
Northfields Ave
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2522
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-12-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-09-05