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Real time physical data acquisition through a remote sensing platform on a polar lake


Palethorpe, B and Hayes-Gill, B and Crowe, J and Sumner, M and Crout, N and Foster, M and Reid, T and Benford, S and Greenhalg, C and Laybourn-Parry, J, Real time physical data acquisition through a remote sensing platform on a polar lake, Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 2 pp. 191-201. ISSN 1541-5856 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.4319/lom.2004.2.191


We describe the design and installation of environmental monitoring equipment on a large freshwater Antarctic lake (Crooked Lake, 68°37′S, 78°23′E). The system recorded ice thickness and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), ultraviolet (UVB) radiation, and temperature at a range of depths in the water column. The data were accessed remotely at Davis Station (15 km distant) by telemetry. The remote sensing platform produced continuous quasi real-time data, enabling the development of accurate detailed models, e.g., ice heat budget models during seasonal melt out. The prototype system has the capacity for the addition of further instrumentation, for example, fluorimeters. Here we present an illustrative preliminary data set derived during the summer immediately prior to ice-cover break up and after winter redeployment of the platform. © 2004, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Microbial ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
UTAS Author:Laybourn-Parry, J (Professor Johanna Laybourn-Parry)
ID Code:49460
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2007-12-12
Last Modified:2011-11-18

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