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Southern Ocean Magnetometer Experiment (SOMEx)
Entry ID: ASAC_852

Abstract: The SOMEx (Southern Ocean Magnetometer Experiment) experiment deployed four seafloor magnetomoeters in 1996, to measure changing magnetic fields on the floor of the southern ocean. Two were recovered in 1997 (neither of these had recorded data correctly) and two were recovered in 1998 (both of these had recorded good data).

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -51.75   S: -51.75   E: 143.28   W: 143.28
  N: -50.63   S: -50.63   E: 143.82   W: 143.82

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lilley, F.E.M. and White, A.
Dataset Title: Southern Ocean Magnetometer Experiment (SOMEx)
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2004-07-26
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-06-01
Stop Date: 1996-12-01
MAGNETOMETERS Ancillary Description
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL. Copies of the reports are available for download to AAD staff only.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (

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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: 8024 kb
Distribution Format: matlab, UNIX, PDF
Fees: free

Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 9 MB
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free
Lilley, F.E.M. and White, A. (1997), Information on ocean current flow from sea floor magnetic measurements, Abstract IP1K on page IP1-3 of 1997 joint assemblies of IAMAS and IAPSO, Melbourne Australia.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24