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State of the Environment Database of Antarctic related indicatorsEntry ID: DB_SOE
Abstract: Antarctica is the world's greatest remaining wilderness area. It plays a significant role in many global environmental issues such as wind and water currents and world weather patterns.
State of the Environment Reporting:
- provides a 'snap-shot' of the status of the Antarctic environment
- relies on long-term monitoring of environmental and other variables
- allows the detection of trends and ... patterns, which may be due to natural variability or human-induced (anthropogenic) pressures
Why are we interested?
State of the Environment Reporting allows us to:
- assess the quality of the Antarctic environment
- identify threats to the Antarctic environment
- monitor the pressures we exert on it and track the impact and efficiency of our activities in the Antarctic.
How do we do it?
State of the Environment Reporting is based on environmental indicators. Indicators:
- are data that summarise physical, chemical, biological or socio-economic factors which best represent the key elements of the environment
- are grouped into themes
We have developed a web-accessible computer system called SIMR that manages the indicator data, metadata, and custodian information. The system automatically prompts custodians for data and evaluations when required and can produce reports on indicators via the web whenever requested.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Connell, D.J. and Watts, D.J.
Dataset Title: State of the Environment Database of Antarctic related indicators
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2003-08-11
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data CentreOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 1948-01-01
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD TYPES
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > LIQUID PRECIPITATION > RAIN
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SUNSHINE
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > BIOMASS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION > URBANIZATION/URBAN SPRAWL
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > BUILDINGS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > CULTURAL FEATURES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > TRANSPORTATION
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > LAKES/RESERVOIRS
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON
Access Constraints The database is available via the provided URL. Not all indicators are publicly available, and not all are currently maintained..
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=DB_SOE when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 5062
Email: dave.watts at csiro.au
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Castray Esplanade
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7000
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-01-31