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Heard Island: Terrestrial Biology: Documenting vegetation change on Heard Island.
Entry ID: ASAC_1181

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Abstract: 2000-01 fieldwork undertaken

Heard Island 53 deg. 05 min. S., 73 deg. 30 min. E. Field area covered: southeast end of island from Long Beach to Gilchrist Beach. 150 GPS control points collected on 1986-1987 airphotos, using handheld GPS unit. To be used for a vegetation mapping project in progress for mapping of Heard Island vegetation communities, along with vegetation quadrat data covering ... View entire text
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Description: Heard Island differential GPS data collected during the 2003/04 expedition. Includes uncorrected data, corrected data, shapefiles and additional information.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -52.95   S: -53.21   E: 73.9   W: 73.24

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kirkpatrick, J. and Scott, J..
Dataset Title: Heard Island: Terrestrial Biology: Documenting vegetation change on Heard Island.
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2006-08-31
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-10-01
Stop Date: 2000-11-01

Start Date: 2003-12-01
Stop Date: 2004-02-01
Quality Hand-held GPS data

Control points were collected in 2000 (between Gilchrist beach, Spit, Long Beach and Cape Gazert) and in 2003-04 (between Compton Lagoon, Spit and Long Beach, and Laurens Peninsula/Atlas Cove area) using Garmin Etrex hand-held GPS units.

Differential GPS data

Positional data were collected from areas between Long Beach and Compton Lagoon ... View entire text
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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: 7.6 MB
Distribution Format: shapefiles
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6226 2460
Fax: +61 3 6226 2989
Email: J.Kirkpatrick at
Contact Address:
University of Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10