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Quarry Operations at Australian Antarctic Stations
Entry ID: SOE_quarry_operations


Summary
Abstract: INDICATOR DEFINITION
This indicator records the amount rock extracted and crushed for infrastructure needs at Casey, Davis and Mawson stations. Included are some details of the blast burden and pattern.

TYPE OF INDICATOR
There are three types of indicators used in this report:
1.Describes the CONDITION of important elements of a system;
2.Show the extent of the major PRESSURES exerted on a system;
3.Determine RESPONSES to either condition or changes in the condition of a system.

This indicator is one of: PRESSURE

RATIONALE FOR INDICATOR SELECTION
oncerns have been raised over time by a number of station personnel about environmental impacts of quarry operations at Australian Antarctic Stations as well as impacts on local breeding populations of snow and wilson's storm petrels. Documenting quarry operations is therefore of interest to ensure that agreed quarry boundaries are adhered to along with regulatory non-blast
periods to avoid disturbance to petrels during their incubation period.

DESIGN AND STRATEGY FOR INDICATOR MONITORING PROGRAM
Spatial Scale: Australian Antarctic stations: Casey, Davis and Mawson.

Frequency: Yearly

Measurement Technique: Visual

RESEARCH ISSUES
Previously, documentation has rarely been kept and communication of responsibility has been patchy. Anecdotal reports of deficiencies in past management of quarries and non-conformance to the AAD's policies stated in 'Quarrying in Antarctica, an environmental policy statement' (1996) has prompted a new effort to gather data to ensure the AAD is meeting environmental and legislative obligations and is satisfying public expectations for sound environmental management of Australian activities in
Antarctica.

LINKS TO OTHER INDICATORS
SOE Indicators 27 - Regional populations of Adelie penguins in the vicinity of Casey, Davis and Mawson.
SOE Indicators 58 - Monthly total of fuel used by vehicles at Australian Antarctic Stations.

The fields for this dataset are:
Date
Location
Blast
Uncrushed rock removed (cubic metres)
Hours of crusher operation

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Display Antarctic State of Environment Indicator 86


Link: View Related Information
Description: Download page for Australian Antarctic Data Centre


Link: View Related Information
Description: Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset

Geographic Coverage
 N: -66.2818 S: -66.2818  E: 110.5276  W: 110.5276
 N: -67.6026 S: -67.6026  E: 62.8738  W: 62.8738
 N: -68.5766 S: -68.5766  E: 77.9673  W: 77.9673

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Bonnice, J.
Dataset Title: Quarry Operations at Australian Antarctic Stations
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2005-12-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/SOE_quarry_operations


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-11-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > Casey
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > Davis
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > Mawson
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS    [Definition]


Platform
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
AWS >Automated Weather System    [Information]
TEMPERATURE SENSORS    [Information]
THERMOMETERS    [Information]


Quality
All data are recorded by the Shot Firer in cooperation with the Engineering Services Supervisor and Station Leader. Cubic metres of uncrushed rock removed are calculated by visual inspection and how many loader buckets are produced.

The hours of crusher operation need to be analysed to determine if the vibration and noise contribute to disturbance of snow and Wilson's storm petrels.


Access Constraints
Data arising from this project are available from the state of the environment indicator at the provided URL.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=SOE_quar... when using these data.


Keywords
ANTARCTICA
BLASTING
CRUSHER
CASEY
DAVIS
MAWSON
QUARRY
ROCK


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
Australian Antarctic Division


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Fees: free


Personnel
JEREMY BONNICE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


DAVE J. CONNELL
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-11



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