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ICECAP - Casey/Aurora Basin Component
Entry ID: ASAC_3103

Abstract: Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) project 2936.

The ICECAP Project will conduct a major airborne survey in East Antarctica. The survey will employ multi-frequency ice penetrating radar, laser altimeter, magnetometers and a gravity meter to study a large and relatively unexplored part of the continent. The survey extends from Casey, inland across the Aurora Subglacial Basin, which ... View entire text
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Description: Public archive of complete data for the IceBridge project (which ICECAP is a small part of). Scroll down to the ICECAP section for list of available data.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -80.0   E: 130.0   W: 90.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: van Ommen, T.
Dataset Title: ICECAP - Casey/Aurora Basin Component
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2012-03-16
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-09-30
Stop Date: 2010-03-31
Quality The values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:
Field work:
Fieldwork consisted of 14 radial flights based from the Casey skiway over a 3 week period. Initial flight position data are released at the ICECAP project website.

Laboratory activity/analysis:
Data handling undertaken so far during the fieldwork is primarily concerned with instrument verification, data quality and management. Post field analysis to produce initial ice thickness is underway. Initial GPS data reduction is complete. Initial flight position data are released at the ICECAP project website, and primary bedrock and surface elevation data will be available by October 2009.
Access Constraints These data are available from the provided URL.
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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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
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6226 2981
Email: tas.van.ommen at
Contact Address:
Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC
University of Tasmania
Grosvenor St
City: Sandy Bay
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7005
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23