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Citation
Gibson, J.A.E. (2006) The Environment of the Bunger Hills - 1999-2000, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/bunger_hills_gibson, Accessed: 2021-12-03
Title
The Environment of the Bunger Hills - 1999-2000
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Created Date
2006-07-18
Revision Date
2017-09-20
Parent record
None

Description

During the 1999/2000 summer a group of four people visited the Bunger Hills (66 degrees 20 minutes S, 100 degrees 50 minutes E), an area of ice-free rock situated in Wilkes Land, eastern Antarctica, with the aim of gathering scientific and other information to support the development of an Environmental Impact Assessment for the use of sites in the area for landings by large aircraft capable of intercontinental flight. The following report, which describes the natural history of the Bunger Hills, was developed from observations made in the field during this visit supplemented by information published previously.

This report is divided into several sections. The remainder of Section 1 deals with the geographical setting, nomenclature and occupational history of the Bunger Hills; Section 2 covers the weather; Section 3 briefly discusses the geology, geomorphology and Quaternary history; Section 4 covers the hydrology, physics, chemistry and biology of the extensive lake systems of the Hills; Section 5 discusses the terrestrial flora; and Section 6 covers the terrestrial fauna.

The download file contains a large number of figures, tables, images and a written report.

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Quality

The dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only, and represent the approximate beginning and end of the 1999-2000 Antarctic summer season.

Access

A copy of the report is publicly available for download from the provided URL.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • Bunger Hills
  • Flora
  • Fauna
  • Geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Weather

Locations

  • CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > BUNGER HILLS
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR

Platforms

  • FIELD SURVEYS
  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • FIELD INVESTIGATION

Instruments

    None

Researchers

  • gibson, john (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT)
  • connell, dave (DIF AUTHOR)

Use Constraints

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