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Monitoring climate change induced desertification of Antarctica using stable isotopic signatures
Entry ID: AAS_3129

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Abstract: Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) project 3219.

Public Summary
We will use mosses to investigate the changing climate in Antarctica and the implications this has for terrestrial biodiversity. Mosses grow incrementally from the tip, thus shoot sections contain a record of atmospheric carbon corresponding to each growing season, in a similar fashion to tree rings. This method has been used ... View entire text
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Description: Public information for ASAC project 3129
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -66.5   E: 110.5   W: 110.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robinson, S.
Dataset Title: Monitoring climate change induced desertification of Antarctica using stable isotopic signatures
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-10-01
Stop Date: 2013-03-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality The values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2010-2011 Progress Report
Difficulties affecting project:
Due to flight delays and short time available at Casey we did not collect all the samples we had hoped to and in particular we were not able to collect the full suite of species along water ... View entire text
Access Constraints The full dataset for this project is not yet publicly available.

A copy of the species list collated during data collection is available for download 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.
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: 17 kb
Distribution Format: Excel
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 2 4221 5753
Fax: +61 2 4221 4135
Email: sharonr at
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Wollongong
Northfields Ave
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2522
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-04-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10