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A bathymetric survey of Winston Lagoon
Entry ID: winston_bathy

Abstract: During the 1986-87 Expedition to Heard Island, a 3m inflatable boat was depoted at the shores of Winston Lagoon, on the islands' south-east coast. The boat was to allow access to the important Long Beach Elephant Seal harems for periods when flooding from the lagoon prevented passage across its spit. The availability of the boat together with a 'Furuno' echo sounder, a stabilised, floating, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -53.0   S: -53.0   E: 73.0   W: 72.0
Min Depth: 0 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Burton, H.
Dataset Title: A bathymetric survey of Winston Lagoon
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-01-09
Stop Date: 1987-01-14
ZODIACS Ancillary Description
ECHO SOUNDERS Ancillary Description
Quality An area in the centre of the lagoon was deeper than the range of the echo-sounder and its depth was determined by lowering a length of weighted rope.

Further information about the work completed was obtained from an email written by Roger Kirkwood:

'There was no proper GPS or trig data. I don't have any of the raw data - There were bathymetric strip charts, field note ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23