1999/2000 V6 details

General information



Aurora Australis

©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1997
Catalogue id
Pumping fuel to Mirny
McCormack, David (Dave)


Voyage Leader

Gordon Bain

Deputy Voyage Leader

Neil Sorenson

Voyage Objectives

Mawson resupply, all summer out

Voyage Reports

No reports known - if you know of any, please contact the Data Centre and we can add them.


Hobart  18-Feb-2000  Mawson  2-Mar-2000 
Mawson  6-Mar-2000  Davis  9-Mar-2000 
Davis  10-Mar-2000  Bunger Hills  14-Mar-2000 
Bunger Hills  14-Mar-2000  Casey  16-Mar-2000 
Casey  16-Mar-2000  Macquarie Island  23-Mar-2000 
Macquarie Island  27-Mar-2000  Hobart  30-Mar-2000 

See also List of sitreps - not guaranteed to work as voyage naming conventions are not consistent.

See the 1999/2000 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

42° 52.9' S
62° 06.8' E 147° 29.8' E
68° 34.5' S

Voyage Track map from the Marine Underway database, averaged every 15 minutes

Voyage Data and Activities

Biological Collections

List of collections of species data collected on this voyage. Some collections are voyage specific or might be from a wider set of observations or samples.

Collection NameObservation countLink to data search form
Cetacean Sightings Survey and Southern Ocean cetacean program 95 Search
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 1454 Search
Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Recorder (SO-CPR) Survey 1095 Search

Voyage activities

Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows Number of segments = 274 - Link to data at Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows

Data from 23-Feb-2000 11:00 UT to 19-Mar-2000 02:59 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see AADC-00099 - Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Records at GCMD
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

Data from 17-Feb-2000 01:18 UT to 19-Mar-2000 23:59 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 199900060 - Aurora Australis Voyage 6 1999-2000 Underway Data at GCMD
Whale Survey Data 128 Sightings

Data from 21-Feb-2000 03:23 UT to 29-Mar-2000 00:18 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see ASAC_915_2253 - Cetacean Sightings Survey and Southern Ocean cetacean program at GCMD
Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 53 species from 1517 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Data from 18-Feb-2000 07:35 UT to 28-Mar-2000 02:40 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see DB_WOV *** at GCMD


Weather plot of voyage

Science Projects

Note - this page lists projects where there has been some requirements logged. This may include requests that are not directly associated with any science performed on the ship.

Australian Antarctic Science Projects for voyage. Click on the project number to see Public details such as project metadata and Australian Antarctic Program publications.

7 Distribution, size and dissolution of Antarctic icebergs [observational]
187 Icesheet-atmosphere interaction and surface climatology of interior Antarctica [observational]
472 Continuous plankton recorder survey [observational]
701 Long-term monitoring of the mesopause region via hydroxyl emissions at Davis
742 The drift of Antarctic sea ice
1034 Surveying, Aerial Photography & Tide Gauge Network
1060 Brine flow through sea ice
1184 Internal Structure of Uppermost Oceanic Crust Exposed on Macquarie Island: Implications for Seafloor Spreading Processes
2276 Determination of the ultraviolet radiation environment at the Australian Antarctic Stations (Now Project 3106)