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LADCP current velocity data for CTD stations from the BROKE-West voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2006

Abstract: The Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) data were acquired while the Conductivity Temperature Depth (CTD) sensor was in the water during the Australian 2006 V3 BROKE-west survey.

Data Acquisition:

The LADCP is mounted on the CTD frame and is lowered through the water column from surface to bottom on each CTD cast. During the cast upward and downward facing sensor heads ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -59.8   S: -69.21   E: 80.01   W: 29.93

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Meijers, A. and Klockers, A.
Dataset Title: LADCP current velocity data for CTD stations from the BROKE-West voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2006
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2010-08-27
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-01-11
Stop Date: 2006-03-03
Quality LADCP data were collected at every CTD station on BROKE-west except for stations 1, 2, and 119. Stations 5,46,91,92 and 96 have only basic LADCP velocities (unconstrained by GPS and ship ADCP data), and stations 68 and 115 have no data as yet due to difficulties in processing the raw data.

The LADCP was calibrated before departure. The LADCP final processing makes extensive use of shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data which will not be properly calibrated until after the voyage return, and should therefore be regarded as preliminary only and subject to significant change. LADCP reprocessing with properly calibrated ADCP data will be carried out after the voyage.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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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
Fees: free
Wijffels, S. Sokolov, S. Gronell, A. Mantel, P. Underwood, M. and Thomas, S. (2005), 'Operations and data processing manual for SonTek Lowered Accoustic Doppler Profiler', CSIRO Marine Research
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24