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SCAR - GPS Plate Tectonic Survey
Entry ID: ASAC_541

Abstract: Permanent GPS base stations were established at Mawson, Davis, Casey and Macquarie Island (as well as other international sites in Antarctica) as part of the Geodetic Infrastructure in Antarctica (GIANT) Program of the SCAR Working Group on Geodesy and Geographic Information -

These permanent sites are used by International GPS Service (IGS) Analysis Centres and researchers to determine tectonic plate motions. Results from IGS Analysis Centres is published by IERS (International Earth Rotation Service) and included in ITRF (International Terrestrial Reference Frame) determinations.

Data from the base stations is readily available - on a daily basis - from the CDDIS Data Centre.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Manning, J.
Dataset Title: SCAR - GPS Plate Tectonic Survey
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-09-01
Stop Date: 1996-04-01
Quality Dates provided in temporal coverage and coordinates provided in spatial coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints Data available from the provided URLs.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Set Progress
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
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Fees: Free
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24