1996/97 V5 details

General information

ACE CRC reference name

Cruise Name

BRAD - Benthic Rocks and Drilling

Voyage Classification

Marine Science


Aurora Australis

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


Voyage Leader

Pat Quilty

Deputy Voyage Leader

Steve Rees

Voyage Objectives

M Resupply

Voyage Reports

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


Hobart  28-Jan-1997  Casey  5-Feb-1997 
Casey  5-Feb-1997  Gaussberg  13-Feb-1997 
Gaussberg  14-Feb-1997  Davis  17-Feb-1997 
Davis  17-Feb-1997  Mawson  28-Feb-1997 
Mawson  3-Mar-1997  Mawson  11-Mar-1997 
Mawson  12-Mar-1997  Davis  14-Mar-1997 
Davis  14-Mar-1997  Heard Island  18-Mar-1997 
Heard Island  20-Mar-1997  Hobart  29-Mar-1997 

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

See the 1996/97 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

42° 00.0' S
60° 00.0' E 147° 30.1' E
71° 27.8' 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
AAD Benthic Sampling Database 334 Search
Diatom and foraminiferal samples from surficial sediments of Prydz Bay, Antarctica. 299 Search
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 1090 Search
Whale log - observations from ANARE voyages 18 Search

Voyage activities

CTD Bottle Data 20 Stations - Link to data at CTD Bottle Data

Data from 6-Feb-1997 05:53 UT to 8-Mar-1997 03:34 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see au96_9705 - Aurora Australis Southern Ocean oceanographic data from geoscience cruise au9705 at GCMD
CTD Cast Data 10 Stations. Details in Rosenberg, M. (unpublished) R.S.V. Aurora Australis cruise AU9705 (Voyage 5, Jan.-Mar. 1997) - CTD data processing notes. Antarctic CRC, unpublished report, July 1997. 18 pp. - Link to data at CTD Cast Data

Data from 6-Feb-1997 00:00 UT to 8-Mar-1997 00:00 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see au96_9705 - Aurora Australis Southern Ocean oceanographic data from geoscience cruise au9705 at GCMD
Gravity cores cores taken from depths ranging from 338 to 1850 metres.
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks 524948 positions recorded. - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

Data from 27-Jan-1997 00:00 UT to 28-Mar-1997 23:59 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 199697050 - Aurora Australis Voyage 5 (BRAD) 1996-97 Underway Data at GCMD
Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 51 species from 1096 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Data from 28-Jan-1997 07:50 UT to 28-Mar-1997 08:05 UT

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


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.

3 Glaciology of the Hinterland of the Lambert Glacier Basin
7 Distribution, size and dissolution of Antarctic icebergs [observational]
13 Human interaction with the antarctic environment
59 ANARE mapping and geographic information program
133 The role of the Southern Ocean in the carbon cycle
472 Continuous plankton recorder survey [observational]
546 Antarctic and Southern Ocean sea level network (Note: From 1997-98 this work is overseen by Operations Branch & is now incorporated in Project No. 1034).
741 Sea ice thickness distribution in the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean
751 Status and conservation of albatrosses on Macquarie Island
775 Antarctic pack-ice seals
891 Biodiversity and biogeography of benthic and benthopelagic invertebrates on the continental shelf in eastern Antarctica
937 Shelf and slope sedimentary signatures of Late Cenozoic icesheet variability on the East Antarctic continental margin
997 Late Quaternary glacial history of the Vanderford Glacier and inner Vincennes Bay, Wilkes Land