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Citation
Meiners, K. (2012, updated 2019) Parent metadata record for all metadata created from the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2012-2013 season - Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem eXperiment Australian Antarctic Data Centre - doi:10.26179/5d2806fa41851
Title
Parent metadata record for all metadata created from the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2012-2013 season - Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem eXperiment
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
DOI
doi:10.26179/5d2806fa41851
Created Date
2012-12-11
Revision Date
2019-07-12
Parent record
None
Child record
AAS_4140_SIPEX_II_LOPC
SIPEX_II_Aerosols
SIPEX_II_Albedo
SIPEX_II_Algae_Growth_Rates
SIPEX_II_ASPECT
SIPEX_II_AUV
SIPEX_II_Bloom_CO2
SIPEX_II_Boundary_Layer_Met
SIPEX_II_Brine_Permittivity
SIPEX_II_Chlorophyll_a
SIPEX_II_CO2_DIC
SIPEX_II_CO2_Flux
SIPEX_II_CO2_Incubations
SIPEX_II_CTD
SIPEX_II_Diurnal_Snow
SIPEX_II_DNA_Sequences
SIPEX_II_Fluid_Permeability
SIPEX_II_Gas_Flux
SIPEX_II_Halocarbons
SIPEX_II_Ice_ADCP
SIPEX_II_Ice_Conductivity
SIPEX_II_Ice_CTD
SIPEX_II_Ice_Floe_Survey
SIPEX_II_Ice_Met
SIPEX_II_Ice_Snowpits
SIPEX_II_Ice_Station_CTD
SIPEX_II_Ice_Station_EM
SIPEX_II_Impurities
SIPEX_II_InSitu_Ice_Physics
SIPEX_II_Iron
SIPEX_II_Krill_Camera
SIPEX_II_MAX-DOAS
SIPEX_II_Mercury
SIPEX_II_Mercury_Air
SIPEX_II_Microzooplankton
SIPEX_II_NAME
SIPEX_II_NAME_Gridded
SIPEX_II_Nitrate
SIPEX_II_Oxygen_Isotope_Ratio
SIPEX_II_Ozone
SIPEX_II_Passive_Microwave
SIPEX_II_Permeability_BioPhysical
SIPEX_II_Phytoplankton
SIPEX_II_Radiation
SIPEX_II_RAPPLS
SIPEX_II_Sea_Ice_Draft_Maps
SIPEX_II_Snow_Buoys
SIPEX_II_Snowfall
SIPEX_II_Snowpits
SIPEX_II_Stable_Isotopes
SIPEX_II_Stable_Isotopes_NO3
SIPEX_II_Stable_Isotopes_Si_N_C
SIPEX_II_Stable_Isotopes_Sterols
SIPEX_II_Surface_Krill
SIPEX_II_TMR
SIPEX_II_Trace_Metals
SIPEX_II_Trajectories
SIPEX_II_Transmissometer
SIPEX_II_Under_Ice_Photosynthesis
SIPEX_II_Underway_Snowfall
SIPEX_II_Waveguide
SIPEX_II_Waves
SIPEX_II_Webcams

Description

More than 50 scientists from eight countries conducted the Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem eXperiment 2012 (SIPEX-2). The 2012 voyage built on information and observations collected in 2007, by re-visiting the study area at about 100-120 degrees East. This was the culmination of years of preparation for the Australian Antarctic Division and, more specifically, the ACE CRC sea-ice group who lead this international, multi-disciplinary, sea ice voyage to East Antarctica.

Work began at the sea-ice edge and penetrated the pack ice towards the coastal land-fast ice. The purpose of SIPEX-2 was to investigate relationships between the physical sea-ice environment, marine biogeochemistry and the structure of Southern Ocean ecosystems. While the scientists and crew did not set foot on Antarctic terra firma, a number of multi-day research stations were set up on suitable sea ice floes, and a range of novel and state-of-the-art instruments were used. These included:

A Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to observe and film (with an on-board video camera) krill, and to quantify the distribution and amount of sea ice algae associated with ice floes.

An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to study the three-dimensional under-ice topography of ice floes.

Helicopter-borne instruments to measure snow and ice thickness, floe size and sea ice type. Instruments included a scanning laser altimeter, infrared radiometer, microwave radiometer, camera and GPS.

Sea ice accelerometer buoys to measure sea ice wave interaction and its effect on floe-size distribution.
Customised pumping systems and light-traps to catch krill from below the ice and on the sea floor.

Available at the provided URL in this record, is a link to a file containing the locations of all ice stations from this voyage.

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Quality

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Generally - the SIPEX II voyage was unable to complete the anticipated number of ice stations on account of it becoming beset by sea ice for some time.

Access

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A file containing the locations of all the ice stations in csv and shapefile formats is publicly available for download from the provided URL.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • SIPEX
  • SIPEX II
  • ICE STATIONS

Locations

  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR

Platforms

  • R/V Aurora Australis
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
  • HELICOPTER
  • BUOYS

Instruments

  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
  • TEMPERATURE LOGGERS
  • CONDUCTIVITY METERS
  • SALINOMETERS
  • TRAWL
  • ACOUSTIC SOUNDERS
  • CORING DEVICES

Researchers

  • meiners, klaus (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT)
  • connell, dave (DIF AUTHOR)

Use Constraints

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(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=SIPEX_II when using these data.

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