All scientific data collected by the Australian Antarctic program (AAp) are eventually described in the Catalogue of Australian Antarctic and Subantarctic Metadata (CAASM). CAASM can be used to search through AAp data descriptions, and it also provides links to access publicly available datasets, which can either be immediately downloaded or obtained from the Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC).
The Australian Antarctic Division acquired aerial photographs of sea ice from helicopters using a digital Nikon D1X digital camera during the following voyages:
Australian Antarctic Division voyage 1 2003/04 - Antarctic Remote Ice Sensing Experiment (ARISE); Alfred Wegener Institute Ice Station Polarstern (ISPOL) voyage 2004/05.
ARISE: 10 Sep 2003 to 31 Oct 2003
ISPOL: 6 Nov 2004 to 19 Jan 2005
The ARISE and ISPOL aerial photographs of sea ice are part of the Australian Antarctic Data Centre's collection of aerial photographs which is described by the metadata record 'The collection of aerial photographs held by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre' with Entry ID: aerial_photo_gis.
Digital flight lines and photo centres representing the runs along which the photographs were taken and the centres of the photographs are the basis of the catalogue.
The locations of the photographs were collected with a Garmin GPS12, sent to the camera using the NMEA protocol, and embedded in image EXIF tags. The image metadata were the only record of photo centres logged at flight time.
Flying heights are above the WGS84 ellipsoid in metres.
See the EXIF header of an image for the aperture and shutter speed details for that image.
Locations for ARISE flight 1 photographs are not available due to a GPS problem.
Information about the photographs and flight lines and photo centres representing the ARISE and ISPOL photography are available for download via Related URLs.
This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (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=aerial_photo_sea_ice_shapefiles when using these data.