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Corrosivity Mapping of Antarctica utilising exposure of standard alloy coupons
Entry ID: ASAC_537

Abstract: Antarctica is the world's coldest, driest, highest and least polluted continent. Accepted wisdom is that atmospheric corrosion rates in Antarctica should be low because of the extreme dry cold. Russian research suggested that temperatures below 0 degrees C alone are insufficient to eliminate corrosion although temperatures consistently below -25 degrees C will markedly decrease corrosivity. The ... View entire text
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Description: Download page for Australian Antarctic Data Centre - AAS Staff Only
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -44.0   S: -45.0   E: 39.0   W: 38.0
  N: -53.1   S: -53.2   E: 73.6   W: 73.5
  N: -54.0   S: -54.0   E: 159.0   W: 158.0
  N: -61.0   S: -62.0   E: 55.0   W: 54.0
  N: -61.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Pearson, C.
Dataset Title: Corrosivity Mapping of Antarctica utilising exposure of standard alloy coupons
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-09-30
Stop Date: 1996-03-31
Quality Values provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints PDF copies of two of the referenced papers are available for download from the provided URL to AAD staff only.
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: 268 kb
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: Free
Hughes, J. (1992), Antarctica is rusting away., Focus Spring, 2
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-11-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23