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Prince Charles Mountains Expedition of Germany-Australia (PCMEGA)
Entry ID: ASAC_1215

Abstract: These data are gravity and magnetometer data collected as part of the PCMEGA (Prince Charles Mountains Expedition of Germany and Australia) expedition of 2002/2003.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.17   S: -70.74   E: 77.58   W: 73.37

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wilson, C.K.
Dataset Title: Prince Charles Mountains Expedition of Germany-Australia (PCMEGA)
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2011-10-12
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-12-01
Stop Date: 2003-01-31
Quality See the readme file in the download directory for full details on methodology used and descriptions of these data.

The strain-grids were surveyed using Leica series 399 dual-frequency GPS receivers. The stop-and-go technique was chosen for this work as it provides a very efficient and relatively robust method for surveying large numbers of points in areas with good horizon visibility. ... View entire text
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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: CD
Distribution Size: 247 MB
Distribution Format: geosoft
Fees: free
Contact Address:
School of Earth Sciences
University of Melbourne
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3052
Country: Australia
Boger, S.D., Miller, J.McL. (2004), Terminal suturing of Gondwana and the onset of the Ross-Delamerian Orogeny: the cause and effect of an Early Cambrian reconfiguration of plate motions., Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 219, 35-48
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05