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Citation
Emmerson, L., Southwell, C. and Kerry, K. (2011) Satellite Tracking of Adelie Penguins Around Mawson Station, Antarctica, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/Tracking_BI, Accessed: 2020-12-03
Title
Satellite Tracking of Adelie Penguins Around Mawson Station, Antarctica
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Created Date
1999-10-06
Revision Date
2019-08-16
Expected Date of Data Release
2011-12-06
Data Version
1
Parent record
satellite_tracking_adelie

Description

This dataset contains the results from satellite tracking the movements of Adelie Penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) from Bechervaise Island near Mawson Station, Antarctica. By the use of satellite fixes the foraging locations of the penguins were determined. This metadata record covers data from 1991 to 2004, before tracking data were collected under a different project.

This work was completed as part of ASAC project 2205 (ASAC_2205), Adelie penguin research and monitoring in support of the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Project.

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Quality

See the quality flags associated with each PTT device. Quality flags can be interpreted as follows:

0 - greater than 1000 metres
1 - less than 1000 metres
2 - less than 350 metres
3 - less than 150 metres
A - 3 message location
B - 2 message location
Z - unvalidated location

See the ARGOS website for further information.

Access

These data are publicly available via a database maintained by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC) at the provided URL.

For assistance extracting data from the database, please contact the AADC.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • penguins
  • ARGOS

Locations

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

Platforms

  • SATELLITES

Instruments

  • ARGOS Data Collection and Position Location System

Researchers

  • emmerson, louise (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT)
  • southwell, colin (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT)
  • kerry, knowles (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT,DIF AUTHOR)

Use Constraints

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=Tracking_BI when using these data.

Project

    ISO Topic

    • BIOTA
    • OCEANS

    Dataset Language

    • English

    Orignating Centre

    • Australian Antarctic Division

    Dataset Progress

    • COMPLETE

    IDN Node

    • CEOS
    • AMD/AU
    • AMD

    Metadata Revision History

      2011-12-06 - record updated by Dave Connell - minor adjustments. 2013-12-17 - record updated by Dave Connell at the request of Louise Emmerson to alter the personnel details. 2019-08-16 - record updated by Dave Connell - basic updates.

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