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Database of CTD data collected in the Southern Ocean by the AAD, ACE CRC and part of the Southern Ocean Atlas data set.
Entry ID: aad_ctd_database


Summary
Abstract: Microsoft Access database containing a compilation of CTD data collected in the Southern Ocean from Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-operative Research Centre (ACE CRC) and Hydrographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean (SOA) data sources. This SOA data contains discrete CTD (Conductivity, Temperature and Depth) station data along with a 1 x 1 degree gridded CTD data set interpolated in space and time.

Parameters include pressure, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients (phosphate, nitrate+nitrite, and silicate).

Ocean Tools software developed by AAD is available in conjunction with this database to manipulate, extract and visualise data (including station map, transect selection, xy plots, vertical cross sections, geostrophic velocity/transport calculations).

The download file contains an access database of the compiled CTD data, a word document containing further information about the structure of the database and the data (AAD CTD Data.doc), and a folder of the original source data, including readmes providing reference details, and specific information.

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Description: Download point for the data - Access DB, original data, documentation


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Description: Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset

Geographic Coverage
 N: -15.05 S: -80.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0
 Min Depth: 0 METRES  Max Depth: 7000 METRES

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Rosenberg, M. and Ronai, B.
Dataset Title: Database of CTD data collected in the Southern Ocean by the AAD, ACE CRC and part of the Southern Ocean Atlas data set.
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2005-08-18
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/aad_ctd_database


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1900-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-03-09


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >WATER DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITRATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITRITE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >NUTRIENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >PHOSPHATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >SILICATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
CTD >Conductivity, Temperature, Depth    [Information]


Quality
See original data files (in the download file at the URL given below) for individual readme files for each cruise for information on data quality. For information on flag use in database see the word document 'AAD CTD Data.doc' available for download from the provided URL.


Access Constraints
These data are publicly available for download from the URL given below. See individual readme files within original data folder, unless otherwise indicated, for ACE CRC/AAD cruises for reference details.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=aad_ctd_... when using these data.


Keywords
DATE
CRUISE
DISSOLVED OXYGEN
FINISH TIME
FINISH POSITION
FLUORESCENCE
FLAG
MAXIMUM PRESSURE
NITRITE
NITRATE
PHOSPHATE
PRESSURE
SALINITY
SHIP
SILICATE
START POSITION
START TIME
STATION NUMBER
STATION
TEMPERATURE


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
Australian Antarctic Division


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Size: 140 MB
Distribution_Format: Access, word, text
Fees: free


Personnel
MARK ROSENBERG
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6226 7651
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: Mark.Rosenberg at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
ACE CRC, c/- University of Tasmania
Private Bag 80
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia


BELINDA RONAI
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-08-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-20



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