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The carbon cycle in the Australian sector of the Southern Ocean. Data from VMS - 2010-2011
Entry ID: ASAC_1302_VMS

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Abstract: The Southern Ocean is one the most significant regions on earth for regulating the build up of anthropogenic CO2 in the atmosphere, and the capacity for carbon uptake in the region could be altered by climate change. The project aims to establish a time series of anthropogenic carbon accumulation. The work will be used to identify processes regulating the CO2 uptake and to test models that predict future uptake.

These data were collected on the VMS voyage of the Aurora Australis in the 2010-2011 field season.

Data include pH, carbon dioxide, alkalinity and spectrometer data.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -42.0   S: -67.0   E: 150.0   W: 140.0
Min Depth: 0 M Max Depth: 4500 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Tilbrook, B.
Dataset Title: The carbon cycle in the Australian sector of the Southern Ocean. Data from VMS - 2010-2011
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2014-02-21
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2011-01-04
Stop Date: 2011-02-06
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Spectrometers Ancillary Description
Access Constraints These data are publicly available at the provided URL.

Also check the Pangaea database and the SOCAT database for these and other carbon datasets (see provided URLs).
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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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: HTTP
Distribution Size: 32 MB
Distribution Format: text
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6232 5273
Fax: +61 3 6232 5000
Email: Bronte.Tilbrook at
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CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
GPO BOX 1538
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-10-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24