European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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General
Data set name

Geophysical and geological data collected around the Antarctic Peninsula, Weddell Sea and Scotia Sea (1987-)

Data holding centreBritish Antarctic Survey
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1987 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Antarctic Peninsula, Weddell Sea, Scotia Sea, South-East Pacific Ocean

Observations 
Parameters

Electrical conductivity of the water column; Gravity; Bathymetry and Elevation; Magnetics; Salinity of the water column; Seismic reflection; Side-scan sonar; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Current meters; CTD; sidescan sonars; single-channel seismic reflection systems; multi-channel seismic reflection systems; single-beam echosounders; multi-beam echosounders; gravimeters; magnetometers

Description 
Summary

Marine geophysical and geological data have been collected by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to support research under the science themes of Pattern and Change in the Physical Environment of Antarctica - Southern Ocean Palaeo-Oceanography and Palaeoclimate. And, Geological Evolution of West Antarctica - West Antarctic Crustal Development and Plate Tectonic Evolution, and Subduction-Related Processes.

OriginatorsBritish Antarctic Survey
Availability 
OrganisationBritish Antarctic Survey
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactAEDC Manager
Address

British Antarctic Survey
High Cross Madingley Road
Cambridge

CB3 OET
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1223 251400
Emailaedc@bas.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1046005
Global identifier627
Last revised2009-12-01