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Prydz Bay Current Meter Data 1986-1987
Entry ID: AADC-00046

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Abstract: This dataset contains current meter data from Prydz Bay, Antarctica. Current meters were deployed on 3 moorings around Prydz Bay between January 1986 and February 1987. 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. Each mooring contains three or four current meters, ... 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 1986-1987
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: 1986-01-28
Stop Date: 1987-02-24
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MOORINGS Ancillary Description
CURRENT METERS Ancillary Description
Quality Six current meters of the eleven deployed were recovered with data intact. Mooring 2 was not recovered. Meter 7621 failed due to a fault in the tape drive. Data were read from Aanderaa tapes and processed to produce a calibrated data file. Further processing consisted of tidal height and spectral analyses. Calibrated files contain 5 lines of header information followed by the data in 14-column format. Scatter plots of U and V velocity, progressive-vector plots, temperature/time plots, stick plots, tidal current analyses, residual time series and power spectra have been produced from the data, and are presented in the report referenced above.
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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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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