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Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) data from the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis

Abstract: Multiple CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) casts were deployed during the SIPEX II AAD Marine Science voyage in September-November 2012. The system uses a descending rosette capable of holding up to 24 CTD bottles. During this voyage the CTD rosette also housed two krill traps (using controllable lights) and two GoPro cameras contained in pressurised, waterproof containers that were used to ... View entire text
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  N: -42.0   S: -42.5   E: 149.0   W: 148.0
  N: -64.8   S: -65.3   E: 121.4   W: 119.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Meiners, K., King, R., Reeve, J. and Williams, J.
Dataset Title: Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) data from the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2017-09-04
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-09-14
Stop Date: 2012-10-14
Quality Occasionally a bottle would not fire. It is thought that the camera communication was interfering with the CTD messages from the ship to the rosette. The workaround was to fire the bottle directly after a message was received form the camera, then confirm that it had fired before starting to write down the details of the fire on the CTD log sheet.
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Australian Antarctic Division
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
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Distribution Size: 52 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII
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DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-09-05