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CEAMARC marine sediment samples - collected on voyage 3 of the Aurora Australis, 2007-2008

Abstract: Marine sediment samples were obtained from box corer, Smith-MacIntyre and Van Veen grabs.

Samples were named by:
1. CEAMARC site (e.g. 16)
2. Instrument (e.g. box corer = BC; Smith-MacIntyre = GRSM; Van Veen = GRVV) 3. Sequence of sample at each site (e.g. first sample = 01; second sample = 02) So 16BC02 is the second sample at CEAMARC site 16, using the box corer.

From each successful sample, a ... View entire text
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Description: Download point for the data at the Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -65.81   S: -67.05   E: 145.33   W: 139.33

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: O'Brien, P.E., Beaman, R.J., Post, A., Chen, J. and Thun, C.
Dataset Title: CEAMARC marine sediment samples - collected on voyage 3 of the Aurora Australis, 2007-2008
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2010-03-11
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-12-23
Stop Date: 2008-01-17
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 Metre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 1 Metre(s)
Vertical Resolution: 5 Metre(s)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Minute(s)
Quality Data quality is good for all sediment records.

Tin-wrapped samples are loaded into carousels with 49 samples in each tray and 3 trays making up a full run of 147 samples. The carousels are placed on an AS200 autosampler that drops a sample in response to a pulse of compressed air. Gases are swept through the columns and GC by an approximately 100 ml min-1 flow of high purity helium. ... View entire text
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URLs.

The dataset contains two excel spreadsheets detailing the sediment isotopes and the grainsize compositions, plus a pdf which provides further information about the laser grainsize data.

Furthermore a link to Geoscience Australia's Marine Sediments Database is included. Data can also be found here.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
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
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 677 kb
Distribution Format: excel, pdf
Fees: Free
Email: phil.obrien.ant at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-02-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-08