1997/98 V5 details

General information



Aurora Australis

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


Voyage Leader

Brian Taylor

Deputy Voyage Leader

Ursula Ryan

Voyage Objectives

Mawson Resupply

Voyage Reports

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


Hobart  26-Jan-1998  Mawson  7-Feb-1998 
Mawson  11-Feb-1998  Davis  13-Feb-1998 
Davis  14-Feb-1998  Hobart  24-Feb-1998 

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

See the 1997/98 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

42° 53.0' S
62° 42.7' E 147° 20.2' E
68° 34.4' 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 41 Search
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 238 Search
Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Recorder (SO-CPR) Survey 2173 Search

Voyage activities

Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows Number of segments = 700 - Link to data at Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows

Data from 29-Jan-1998 04:55 UT to 21-Feb-1998 05:59 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see AADC-00099 - Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Records at GCMD
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks 237318 positions recorded. - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

Data from 26-Jan-1998 00:00 UT to 23-Feb-1998 11:12 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 199798050 - Aurora Australis Voyage 5 1997-98 Underway Data at GCMD
Whale Survey Data 62 Sightings

Data from 25-Jan-1998 19:25 UT to 19-Feb-1998 06:03 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 32 species from 268 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Data from 30-Jan-1998 23:00 UT to 23-Feb-1998 05:45 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]
40 The role of antarctic marine protists in trophodynamics and global change and the impact of UV-B on these organisms
472 Continuous plankton recorder survey [observational]
527 Observatory operations (operational)
2189 Quaternary glaciations of the southern Prince Charles Mountains
2208 Variability in the distribution and abundance of seabirds in the Southern Indian Ocean
2253 Southern Ocean cetacean program
2256 Multi-investigator proposal for Subantarctic zone oceanography
2276 Determination of the ultraviolet radiation environment at the Australian Antarctic Stations (Now Project 3106)