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).
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.
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.
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.
This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License
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.
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.