1999/2000 V4 details

General information



Aurora Australis

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


Voyage Leader

Rob Easther

Deputy Voyage Leader

Gerry Nash

Voyage Objectives

Seal Survey, D & M C'over

Voyage Reports

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


Hobart  22-Nov-1999  Macquarie Island  25-Nov-1999 
Macquarie Island  1-Dec-1999  Davis  28-Dec-1999 
Davis  29-Dec-1999  Sansom Island  30-Dec-1999 
Sansom Island  3-Jan-2000  Davis  3-Jan-2000 
Davis  3-Jan-2000  Mawson  6-Jan-2000 
Mawson  8-Jan-2000  Hobart  21-Jan-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° 53.1' S
62° 29.9' E 158° 58.5' E
73° 05.7' 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
APIS - Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's 5157 Search
Cetacean Sightings Survey and Southern Ocean cetacean program 156 Search
Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Recorder (SO-CPR) Survey 1518 Search

Voyage activities

Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows Number of segments = 265 - Link to data at Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) tows

Data from 1-Dec-1999 09:20 UT to 15-Jan-2000 23:00 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see AADC-00099 - Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Records at GCMD
Instantaneous Growth Rate Experiments 3 IGR Stations

Data from 6-Dec-1999 00:00 UT to 25-Dec-1999 00:00 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see Krill_growth_rates - Experimental studies into growth and ageing of krill 1993-2003 at GCMD
Underway Data & Voyage Tracks 511376 positions recorded. - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

Data from 22-Nov-1999 08:00 UT to 20-Jan-2000 21:02 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 199900040 - Aurora Australis Voyage 4 1999-2000 Underway Data at GCMD
Whale Survey Data 187 Sightings

Data from 23-Nov-1999 00:09 UT to 19-Jan-2000 05:15 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see ASAC_915_2253 - Cetacean Sightings Survey and Southern Ocean cetacean program 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]
701 Long-term monitoring of the mesopause region via hydroxyl emissions at Davis
925 Current Meter Moorings
1060 Brine flow through sea ice
1074 Seasonal growth in krill
1140 Acoustic survey for Antarctic pack ice seals (INCORPORATED IN PROJECT #1144 FROM 2000-01)
2100 Factors affecting DMS in the seasonal ice zone
2208 Variability in the distribution and abundance of seabirds in the Southern Indian Ocean
2253 Southern Ocean cetacean program
2263 Population variation in pack ice seals around the Antarctic continent (INCORPORATED IN PROJECT #1144 FROM 2000-01)
2276 Determination of the ultraviolet radiation environment at the Australian Antarctic Stations (Now Project 3106)