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Snow buoy deployments made during the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2012
Entry ID: SIPEX_II_Snow_Buoys

Abstract: This document describes the deployment of five Ice Mass Balance Buoys (IMBs) and two automatic weather stations. These were primarily deployed on floes 2012103 and 20121029, as well as on helicopter flights (refer to buoy metadata for these).

IMBs are labelled WHOI-1 to WHOI-6. WHOI-1 was not deployed and WHOI-3 and WHOI-5 failed and were recovered. TAS-2 was exchanged for WHOI-1

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -64.4   S: -64.7   E: 120.1   W: 116.4

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Maksym, T. and Leonard, K.
Dataset Title: Snow buoy deployments made during the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2012
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2016-08-26
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-10-13
Stop Date: 2012-10-29
Quality WHOI-1 was not deployed due to probably short circuit. WHOI-3 lost sensor chain during deformation event and was recovered. WHOI-5 failed and was recovered and replaced by WHOI-6
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the UNAVCO website at the provided URLs. A local copy maintained by the AADC is also available for download.
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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: 2.56 GB
Fees: Free
Email: tmaksym at
Contact Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1050
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-03-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24