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Aurora Australis Southern Ocean oceanographic (CTD) data, cruise au9206 (FISHOG)
Entry ID: au9206

Abstract: Oceanographic measurements were conducted in the Southern Ocean around Heard and McDonald Islands, and in the Prydz Bay region, from January 1992 to March 1992. A total of 168 CTD (conductivity, temperature and depth) vertical profile stations were taken, most to near bottom. Niskin bottle water samples were collected for the measurement of salinity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients (phosphate, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -51.0   S: -69.0   E: 89.0   W: 65.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rosenberg, M.
Dataset Title: Aurora Australis Southern Ocean oceanographic (CTD) data, cruise au9206 (FISHOG)
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2002-04-26
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Division
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-01-09
Stop Date: 1992-03-27
Quality See data report.

Weather conditions were generally moderate, and there were few scientific equipment failures, allowing complete coverage of the areas surveyed. The oceanography program took place in three regions; Heard Island, the eastern flank of the Kerguelen Plateau, and Prydz Bay. Each region had specific objectives, please see the reference given above for these. 61 CTD ... View entire text
Access Constraints Data stored as column formatted ascii data, and matlab format; data report is MS WORD 2000 document.

The data are available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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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
Distribution Size: 3.6 MB
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6226 7651
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: Mark.Rosenberg at
Contact Address:
ACE CRC, c/- University of Tasmania
Private Bag 80
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05