Aerial photographs of sea ice flown by the Australian Antarctic Division
Entry ID: aerial_photo_sea_ice

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Abstract: The Australian Antarctic Division acquired aerial photographs of sea ice from helicopters using a digital Nikon D1X digital camera during the following voyages:
Australian Antarctic Division voyage 1 2003/04 - Antarctic Remote Ice Sensing Experiment (ARISE); Alfred Wegener Institute Ice Station Polarstern (ISPOL) voyage 2004/05; and Australian Antarctic Division voyage 1 2007/08 - Sea Ice Physics ... View entire text
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Description: Request aerial photographs of sea ice taken on Australian Antarctic Division voyage 1 2003/04 (ARISE)
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -64.03   S: -66.7   E: 118.85   W: 109.1
  N: -67.57   S: -69.67   E: -55.2   W: -58.2

Data Set Citation
Dataset Release Date: 2012-11-05
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-09-10
Stop Date: 2003-10-31
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HELICOPTER Ancillary Description
Cameras Ancillary Description
Quality The locations of the photographs were collected with a Garmin GPS12, sent to the camera using the NMEA protocol, and embedded in image EXIF tags. The image metadata were the only record of photo centres logged at flight time.

Flying heights are above the WGS84 ellipsoid in metres.

See the EXIF header of an image for the aperture and shutter speed details for that image.

Locations for ARISE flight 1 photographs are not available due to a GPS problem.
Access Constraints The sets of photographs are not available for download due to combined file size but can be requested via Related URLs.

Information about the photographs and flight lines and photo centres representing the ARISE and ISPOL photography are available for download via Related URLs.
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: external hard drive
Distribution Size: 32.7 Gb
Distribution Format: images
Fees: free
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Email: a.worby at
Contact Address:
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: 2012-11-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-11-20
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