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    A bathymetric and topographic compilation of the South Sandwich Island Volcanic Arc
    A bathymetric and topographic compilation of the South Sandwich Islands Volcanic Arc (55.1 S - 61.9 S, 24 W - 32 W) constructed in 2014, comprising multiple data sources (see lineage). The data are available as a 200m resolution GeoTIFF gr...

    Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) measurements, Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment, 2005-2008
    Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) measurements of cosmogenic isotopes from rock samples collected in the Ellsworth Mountains, 2005-2006. Pressed AMS targets will be analysed at SUERC (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre) t...

    Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data from shallow and deep ocean moorings deployed on multiple marine cruises investigating krill abundance variability around South Georgia, 2002-2006
    Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data collected in the Southern Ocean, northwest of South Georgia, between 2002 and 2006 The ADCP measures speed and direction of the water current at different levels of the water column, as well as ...

    Actinic fluxes measured by spectroradiometer taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley Station, Antarctica, 2005
    Actinic fluxes were measured using the BAS spectroradiometer, between 7 January 2005 and 10 February 2005. Measurements taken mostly relate to down-welling flux, but the spectroradiometer was periodically inverted to record up-welling flux....

    Aerolaser carbon monoxide measurements (CO) taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley, Antarctica between 2004 and 2005
    Carbon monoxide measurements were made, using an Aerolaser fast CO monitor, between 2004 and 2005. The work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) as part of the CHABLIS project (2001-2006)....

    Aerolaser formaldehyde (HCHO) measurements taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley Station, Antarctica, 2004-2006
    Formaldehyde measurements were taken, using an Aerolaser HCHO Monitor Model AL4021, between May 2004 and April 2006. The dataset lists formaldehyde concentrations ppbv (parts per billion by volume) at 10-minute averaged intervals. This...

    Aethalometer Black Carbon measurements taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley, Antarctica between 2004 and 2005
    Aerosol black carbon measurements taken using an Aethalometer (AE16) between 27 Feb 2004 and 29 Nov 2005. This work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (CASLab) at Halley, Antarctica, as part of the Chemistry of the Antarcti...

    Air sample data collected at the Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) site, Marguerite Bay, 2008-2009
    Air samples were collected at the Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) site, Marguerite Bay, during the 2008-2009 field season. These were collected in addition to the surface water samples, in order to allow for the calculation of the direction and ...

    Air samples and analyses from Mount Rex, Antarctica in 2000/2003
    The sampling programme was carried out successfully using kites and helium balloon assisted kites to sample in both low and higher winds speeds. Air samples were successfully processed using the Ice Nucleus chamber for a variety of wind dir...

    Airborne radio-echo sounding (RES) measurements to investigate widespread enhanced flow in the interior of the East Antarctic icesheet, 2001
    Airborne radio-echo sounding (RES) measurements of surface elevation, bed topography and ice thickness were made across the Bailey/Slessor region of East Antarctica. The primary objective of this research was to investigate the newly discov...

    Algal incubations of seawater samples collected from the upper watercolumn at the Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) site, Marguerite Bay, 2008-2009
    Samples of seawater were collected from the upper watercolumn at the RaTS site and examined to assess bromocarbon production by different microalgal species and how this production varies with changing environmental conditions. The field re...

    Alkyl nitrates and organo-halogens in the Antarctic - seasonal cycle of trace gas concentrations at the Rothera time series (RaTS) site, 2005-2007
    Seawater samples were collected from 15m at the RaTS site from Feb 2005 until March 2007. During summer 2005/2006 samples were analysed using a GC-MS (gas chromatograph mass selective detector) set up in the Bonner laboratory. At all other ...

    Analyses of lake water samples from the Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Lakes, Antarctica, 2001-2002
    Isotopic analyses of Oxygen, Carbon and Deuterium were conducted on the lake water samples. ...

    Analyses of snow and ice samples from the Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Lakes, Antarctica, 2001-2002
    Snow and ice samples were taken from the Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Lakes. Isotopic analyses of Oxygen, Carbon and Deuterium were conducted on the samples. ...

    Analysis of fossil wood and leaves of Tertiary age collected from Seymour Island, Antarctica, 2001
    Fossils from Palaeogene strata on Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula, were studied to determine the nature of vegetation response to the fundamental change from greenhouse to icehouse climates in Antarctica. Palaeoclimate data was derived ...

    Analysis of fungal cultures, plant and soil samples collected from the northern Antarctic Peninsula region, 2002-2003
    This study investigated the status of dark septate ("DS") fungi in Antarctic plant and soil communities, with the aim of determining the abundance of DS fungi in plant roots and rhizoids, their taxonomic affinities and their symbi...

    Analysis of piston sediment core from the Weddell Sea
    Piston core PS1506, a repeat of core PS1387, was collected from a midslope bench on the continental margin on the southern limb of the Weddell Gyre in the vicinity of cores PS1388 and PS1389. At these core sites in the Weddell Sea, polynyas...

    Analysis of rock and fossil samples collected from James Ross Island, Antarctica
    To obtain a global view of climate change, the climatic and evolutionary history of the Southern Hemisphere needs to be integrated into the picture, and an integration of high-latitude change is particularly important. To assist this integr...

    Analysis of sea-ice, water and brine samples collected from Ryder Bay, Antarctica, 2005
    Water samples were collected for chlorophyll and nutrient concentrations, biogenic and lithogenic silica concentrations, particulate organic carbon and nitrogen (POC/PON) concentrations, phytoplankton identification, Si, C, N, and Ge isotop...

    Analysis of sediment cores collected in Ryder Bay and Marguerite Bay, Antarctica, 2005-2006
    Box core samples were analysed for carbon and nitrogen isotopes, barium, aluminium and uranium and other lithogenic dust. Core dating was calculated and population analyses were used to determine species composition. The box cores were coll...

    Analysis of sediment traps and Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) casts in Ryder and Marguerite Bay, Antarctica
    Sediment traps were deployed and recovered and CTD/rosette casts were taken at two sites, one in Ryder Bay and one in Marguerite Bay. Biogeochemical proxy signals of nutrients and organic matter were assessed in sea ice compared to the open...

    Analysis of ship-based Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) profiles and water samples collected in Marguerite Bay, Antarctica, Jan 2005-Dec 2006
    Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) casts were conducted to describe the physical structure of the water column and to provide water samples for nutrient and particulate matter analyses from the James Clark Ross. A CTD transect was also co...

    Analysis of snow/ice cores collected from Rothschild, Latady and Smyley Islands, Antarctica, 2006
    The project was concerned with understanding how air mass origin and meteorology affect the mass accumulation of snow in areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, and how the atmosphere''s properties are preserved in the snow. Ground truth measurem...

    Analysis of soil solution samples taken from Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, 2008-2009
    In order to investigate the availability of peptides in the soils on Signy, soil solutions were sampled throughout the summer season, from mid November 2008 until early March 2009. Soil solution samples were extracted under vacuum, with min...

    Analysis of water samples at Ryder Bay, Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) site, 2005
    Water samples were collected from Ryder Bay at the Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) site, using a small boat. A biogeochemical profile was performed at the following 5 depths: 0m (surface), 5m, 10m, 15m and 25m, for four RaTS events on: 7 January...

    Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS) measurements on geological samples from the Theron Mountains, Antarctica, collected 2004-2005
    Laboratory AMS (Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility) measurements made on a collection of sill samples collected from the Theron Mountains, Antarctica, during the 2004-2005 field season. AMS involves the collection of some 1 metric ton...

    Antarctic Peninsula Lake Database
    A geographic database of lakes on the Antarctic Peninsula compiled over the past five years from a number of information sources: satellite images, aerial photography, old maps and reports. The database fields include: Lake unique id; Name;...

    Antarctic Plant Database (Database of the BAS Herbarium)
    This database contains information on the herbarium specimens held in the herbarium of the British Antarctic Survey (international code AAS) as well as information about specimens collected in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic and held in oth...

    Antarctic microclimate data
    Automatic data loggers are often used to monitor environmental variables such as temperature (of air and soil), humidity, wind speed and radiation in microclimates where experimental or ecological studies are being carried out. Some loggers...

    Antarctic snow accumulation map and data
    The Antarctic snow accumulation map is derived from a compilation of field measurements. Satellite observations from AMSR-E and AVHRR (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS and Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer) instruments are...

    Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) - PROJECT DESCRIPTION
    During the International Polar Year 2007-2009, the seven nation Antarctica''s Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) expedition aquired a detailed image of the ice sheet bed deep in the interior of East Antarctica. Airborne geophysical methods were use...

    Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) Project - aeromagnetic data
    Aeromagnetic data collected as part of the seven nation Antarctica''s Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) expedition during the International Polar Year 2007-2009, and used to acquire a detailed image of the ice sheet bed deep in the interior of Eas...

    Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) Project - airborne gravity data
    Aerogravity data collected as part of the seven nation Antarctica''s Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) expedition during the International Polar Year 2007-2009, and used to acquire a detailed image of the ice sheet bed deep in the interior of East...

    Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) Project - radio-echo sounding data
    Radio echo sounding data was collected using 150 MHz ice-penetrating radars with bandwidths of 15-20 MHz. This data was collected as part of the seven nation Antarctica''s Gamburtsev Province (AGAP) expedition during the International Polar...

    Arctic Biosphere-Atmosphere Coupling at multiple Scales (ABACUS) datasets on plant growth, carbon allocation and carbon dynamics, 2006-2008
    Plant data collected as part of the ABACUS project (Arctic Biosphere-Atmosphere Coupling at multiple Scales) Work Package 1. This relates to studies on plant allocation and phenology, and respiration-production ratios for major community ty...

    Argon-Argon dating, field data, and selected geochemical analysis data of rock samples from Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, 2000-2001
    Dataset consists of Ar-Ar isotope dating, field data, and selected geochemical analysis of rock samples collected from Dronning Maud Land during the 2000-2001 field season. Igneous dykes and sills were collected in Dronning Maud Land dur...

    Atmospheric radiation measurements taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley, Antarctica between 2004 and 2005
    Measurements of atmospheric radiation were made between 2004 and 2005. The work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) as part of the CHABLIS project (2001-2006). ...

    Automated Weather System (AWS) data from Avery Plateau, Jan-Jul 2011
    Ground-based meteorological data from Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) were collected to observe the atmospheric flow along a transect across the Antarctic Peninsula mountains around 67 degrees south during the NERC-funded Orographic Flows ...

    Automated Weather System (AWS) data from Cole Peninsula, Jan 2011 to Jan 2012
    Ground-based meteorological data from Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) were collected to observe the atmospheric flow along a transect across the Antarctic Peninsula mountains around 67 degrees south during the NERC-funded Orographic Flows ...

    Automatic Weather Station (AWS) data collected from Rothschild, Latady and Smyley Islands, Antarctica, 2005
    The project was concerned with understanding how air mass origin and meteorology affect the mass accumulation of snow in areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, and how the atmosphere''s properties are preserved in the snow. Three micro-power Aut...

    BAS Geological Data - Overview
    The British Antarctic Survey holds one of the most extensive collections of Antarctic rocks and fossils anywhere in the world. These are predominately from the Antarctic Peninsula region and Scotia Arc, although there is also important mat...

    BAS Geological Data - Type and Figured Fossil Collection
    The palaeontology collection at the British Antarctic Survey is a unique and internationally important collection of specimens sourced predominantly from the Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc. The collection was started in the 1940s and co...

    BEDMAP ice-thickness database
    The BEDMAP (Bed Topography of the Antarctic) database contains data collected on surveys over the past 50 years that describe the thickness of the Antarctic ice sheet. This has allowed the compilation of a suite of seamless digital topograp...

    Bedmap data - surface elevation, bed topography and ice thickness of the Bailey/Slessor region of East Antarctica, 2001
    Analysis of surface elevation, bed topography and ice thickness across the Bailey/Slessor region of East Antarctica. ...

    Biological sample data from fishing undertaken during multiple cruises in the Southern Ocean, Oct 2002-Jan 2006
    Biological fishing samples were collected during multiple cruises in the Southern Ocean between Oct 2002 and Jan 2006. Fishing was undertaken in the area of sub-surface moorings to ground-truth acoustic data being collected. Specificall...

    Biological tissue samples for octopus species - Pareledone charcoti, Pareledone turqueti and Adelieledone polymorpha - collected from the Southern Ocean, 2006
    Octopus biological tissue samples collected from the Southern Ocean, James Clark Ross cruise no. JR147/145. A large collection of tissue samples of our target groups from the deep sea and Antarctica have already been collected in previous c...

    Biologically relevant spectroradiometer data from Rothera, 1997 onwards
    Biologically relevant radiation has been recorded since February 1997 using a Bentham spectroradiometer at Rothera. The Bentham spectroradiometer is sited on the roof of the Bonner Laboratory at Rothera. It measures spectral global irradian...

    Borehole sensor data collected as part of the RABID project, Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, 2004-2006
    Approximatively 1MB of ice temperature data acquired during the RABID project on Rutford Ice Stream. Measured on a thermistor cable with 10 sensors located at depths between 15 m and 300 m below the surface. Collected between November 2004 ...

    Bottom topography of the Southern Ocean through swath bathymetry collected 2005-2006
    Bottom topography (assessed by swath bathymetry) of the Southern Ocean collected in the 2005/2006 field season. Bathymetry data was collected to assess its influence on dispersal and gene flow in two Antarctic fishes (Champsocephalus gu...

    Bromocarbon concentrations at the Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) site, Marguerite Bay, 2008-2009
    Time-series data of bromocarbon compound concentrations - bromoform (CHBr3) and dibromomethane (CH2Br2) concentrations. These were collected at the Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) site, Marguerite Bay during the 2008-2009 field season....

    Chemical analyses of soil samples collected from Signy, South Orkney Islands, 2005-2008
    To identify and quantify soil N species over a full growth season, small volumes of soil were removed from each sampling site 5 times during the field season and extracted in the laboratory. Bare soil at higher elevations, namely Observatio...

    Condensation particle concentration measurements taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley Station, Antarctica, 2004-2005
    Condensation particle concentration measurements were taken using TSI Inc Condensation Particle Counter (Model 3010) between Nov 2004 and Feb 2005. This work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (CASLab) at Halley, Antarc...

    Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) including Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) cast data from the RRS James Clark JR158 cruise, Southern Ocean, 2007
    Nineteen full-depth CTD stations were occupied during cruise JR158, with one shallow test deployment.Each cast acquired measurements from a Seabird CTD and dissolved oxygen sensor, beam transmissometer, fluorometer, altimeter and 8x10 litre...

    Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) nutrient samples collected aboard RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR239 in 2010
    Nutrient samples collected on the ANDREX cruise....

    Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) oxygen samples collected aboard RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR239 in 2010
    Oxygen samples collected during the ANDREX cruise....

    Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) profile data from multiple marine cruises in the Southern Ocean around South Georgia, Oct 2002-Jan 2006
    Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) profiles collected onboard ship during multiple cruises in the Southern Ocean between Oct 2002 and Jan 2006. This work took place as part of a project to: a) quantify the magnitude and timing of shor...

    Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) profile data from shallow and deep ocean moorings deployed on multiple marine cruises investigating krill abundance variability around South Georgia, 2002-2006
    Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) data from shallow (300m) and deep (1300m) moorings in the Southern Ocean collected between Oct 2002 and Jan 2006. The CTD measured the conductivity of the water (equating to salinity), together with the ...

    Cosmogenic nuclide age data from James Ross Island, Northeast Antarctic Peninsula
    Cosmogenic nuclide ages from James Ross Island...

    DNA fingerprints to determine selfing (homothallism) or outcrossing in Antarctic lichen
    The majority of Antarctic lichens produce sexual organs, and in many species sexual ascospores appear to be the only reproductive propagule. However, it is unknown whether sexual reproduction involves selfing (homothallism) or outcrossing. ...

    Daily base seal count at Signy Island
    The number of Fur and Elephant seals around the base on Signy Island have been counted daily between January and March since 1992. Details of the area counted are given in the 1992 Seal Mammal report (archive number: H/1992/NM3)....

    Data collected from radiosondes launched at Larsen camp, Larsen Ice Shelf, Jan 2011
    24 radiosondes were launched from a camp on the Larsen Ice Shelf during the period 8-31 January 2011. Launches were carried out when weather forecast models forecast Fohn conditions. Files contain start time, minutes and seconds since start...

    Data collected from radiosondes launched at Rothera Station, Antarctic, Jan-Feb 2011
    A total of 52 sondes were launched from Rothera during the 2010-11 field season. During episodes of westerly flow and potential Fohn events, routinely launched radiosondes at Rothera were complemented with additional launches, up to every t...

    Data for Ar-Ar and U-Pb isotopic dating, and petrography of rock samples collected from central Alexander Island, 2005-2006
    Ar-Ar dating of mylonites and detrital grains from central Alexander Island has been completed. U-Pb dating of detrital zircons has also been completed. ...

    Data from long-term study into the effects of temperature and pH stressors on Antarctic sea urchins, Sterechinus neumayeri
    This data was gathered to study the effects of combined environmental stressors of lowered pH and increased temperature on the adult metabolism and larval development of the Antarctic sea urchin, S. neumayeri. Specimens were cultured under ...

    Datasets including Conductivity-Temperature-Depth, echo-soundings, swath bathymetry and fishing samples, from multiple marine cruises investigating krill abundance variability around South Georgia, Oct 2002-Jan 2006
    Various data including CDT (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth) profiles, echo-soundings, fishing samples and swath bathymetry were collected onboard ship, during multiple cruises in the Southern Ocean between Oct 2002 and Jan 2006. Sub-surface...

    Depth profiles and underway measurements of seawater and trace gas analysis data collected in the Southern Ocean, 2004
    During passage from Stanley (Falklands Islands) to South Georgia, Stanley to Rothera and within the Western Core Box, 14 depth profiles, 70 surface seawater samples and 60 air samples were analysed for trace gas concentrations. In the Weste...

    Dew point measurements taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley Station, Antarctica, 2005
    Dew point measurements were made using a Campbell Scientific Dew point hygrometer in 2005. The measurements were taken from samples collected on the roof of the FAGE container. The dataset provide dew point in degrees C at one minute averag...

    Direct GPS measurements of the Weddell Sea ice shelves collected during the 2007-2008 field season
    During the 2007/08 summer field season 15 GPS receivers, recording position observations every 15 seconds for 24 hours a day, were successfully deployed over the Larsen C and Filchner-Ronne ice shelves. Six of these stations were uplifted a...

    Dredge sampling information from the Scotia Sea, conducted Feb and Mar 2004
    The dredge target area was along the eastern segments of the West Scotia Ridge, an ocean spreading centre which stopped spreading about 10 million years ago. The spreading centre has high topographic relief and contains an axial rift, which...

    Drill monitoring data collected as part of the RABID project, Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, 2004-2006
    Digital time series data collected for monitoring of drilling during the RABID project. Data includes water temperature, pressure, flow, drill depth and hose tension. Primary data recorded on Campbell CR10X data logger in proprietary (.d...

    Echo-sounding data from multiple marine cruises in the Southern Ocean around South Georgia, Oct 2002-Jan 2006
    Echo-sounding data collected onboard ship during multiple cruises in the Southern Ocean between Oct 2002 and Jan 2006. This work took place as part of a project to: a) quantify the magnitude and timing of short-term, ecologically-signif...

    Energy budget acclimation data for long term combined pH and temperature stressors in adult Antarctic sea urchins, Sterechinus neumayeri
    Due to the constant thermal environment and lower carbonate saturation state of the Southern Ocean, Antarctic marine ectotherms are expected to be amongst the most sensitive to the combined stressors of warming and ocean acidification (OA)....

    Fungal cultures, plant and soil samples (live and frozen) collected from the northern Antarctic Peninsula region, 2002-2003
    Three plant species, the leafy liverwort Cephaloziella varians and the angiosperms Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis, were sampled from 12 islands across a 1480 km latitudinal gradient from South Georgia through to Adelaide I...

    Genetic Variation in Antarctic endemics and bipolar lichen
    Genetic variation on a spatial scale was assessed, using both DNA fingerprinting and sequencing-based approaches, in the Antarctic endemics Buellia frigida, Carbonia vorticosa and Amandinea petermananii, and in the bipolar species Caloplaca...

    Geochemical analysis of rock samples collected by dredging in the Scotia Sea, 2004
    Geochemical analysis of rock samples acquired by dredging activities in the Scotia Sea between Feb and Mar 2004 (James Clark Ross cruise no JR77-78). The initial aim of this project was to carry out a higher resolution geochemical study ...

    Geochemical and petrographic analysis of rock samples collected from Palmer Land and Graham Land, Antarctica in 2001/2002
    The chemistry of mafic volcanic rocks and minor intrusions erupted on continents can be used to define the composition and history of subcontinental asthenospheric and lithospheric mantle domains. We have produced new and collated published...

    Geodatabase of terrestrial and marine radiometric dates covering the Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet (APIS)
    More well-constrained dates are urgently required in order to reduce the complexity visible in radiocarbon dates on the continental shelf. The geodatabase provides many conflicting ages, and improving chronological control on ice sheet retr...

    Geographical Positioning System (GPS) data from subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2007-2008
    Geographical Positioning System (GPS) data recorded in the region of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Recording instruments: Leica geodetic receivers. Four locations with continuous data records; all other locations (~70) occupied for short perio...

    Geographical Positioning System (GPS) data from subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2008-2009
    Geographical Positioning System (GPS) data recorded in the region of subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Recording instruments: Leica geodetic receivers. Static data: Two locations with continuous data records; all other locations (~70) occupied...

    Geological analyses of samples collected from the Dronning-Maud Land area of East Antarctica during the 2007-2008 field season
    Geological analyses were conducted on the samples collected in Dronning-Maud Land during the 2007-2008 field work. Analyses included grain-size detemination, dating, whole rock and inclusion mineralogy, and geochemical analysis....

    Geological field observations from the Theron Mountains, Antarctica, 2004-2005
    Field observations made during the 2004-2005 field season, using such features as sill steps, sill bridges, orientated phenocrysts and asymmetric structures to determine regional magma flow directions in the Theron Mountains. A full photogr...

    Geological samples collected from James Ross Island, Northeast Antarctic Peninsula, during the 2010-2011 field season
    Geological samples from the 2010/11 field season...

    Geological samples collected from the Dronning-Maud Land area of East Antarctica during the 2007-2008 field season
    The (roughly) 10 week field campaign in 2007/2008 was used primarily for sample collection, with the rest of the time being used for mapping. All of the samples taken were of rocks that were found cropping out as nunataks. The investigati...

    Geological samples collected from the Theron Mountains, Antarctica, 2004-2005
    The collection consists of over 1 tonne of rock samples from the Theron Mountains, with an emphasis on the mainline of the enscarpment, which was reached by climbing the scree slopes at the base of the cliffs or by traversing the skyline, d...

    Geological station and sample field data plus processed geochemical data from rocks collected in eastern Ellsworth Land, Antarctica during the 2002/2003 field season
    Examining the provenance of certain sedimentary rock sequences can potentially identify where sequences were originally deposited in relation to each other. Minerals found in sediments that are resistant to earth surface processes such as w...

    Geophysical marine data collected during RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR71, Weddell Sea and Marguerite Bay, 2002
    This dataset relates to geophysical marine data collected onboard the RRS James Clark Ross (JR71) during 2002, which built on swath bathymetry and TOPAS survey undertaken on the JR59 cruise in 2001. Data was collected using Kongsberg-Simrad...

    Glacier flow vertical motion measurements, Antarctic Peninsula, 2005/07
    At four sites on the Antarctic Peninsula during the 2004-2005 austral summer, ice cores were drilled to reveal the history of snowfall, and how the snow gets denser as it is crushed. Loggers designed to measure the compaction of snow were i...

    Glacier outlines of the Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet (APIS) for 1988, 2001 and 2009
    Glacial outlines of the APIS (Antarctict Peninsula Ice Sheet) for 1988, 2001, 2009, (now incorporatated into the GLIMS project)...

    Global Positioning System (GPS) data collected as part of the RABID project, Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, 2004-2006
    GPS positioning data monitoring ice flow during the RABID project. Data were collected using Leica and Trimble receivers at five stations on the ice stream, plus one on slow-moving adjacent ice sheet (Fletcher Promontory), and one on ''Toll...

    Gravity data from subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2007-2008
    Gravity data acquired in the region of subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Instrument Lacoste & Romberg land gravity meter. Drift control primarily contained within the local area. Single, one-way tie to international gravity base station networ...

    Ground-Penetrating Radar data collected as part of the RABID project, Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, 2004-2006
    Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) data acquired during the RABID project with a Mala GPR. The RABID project employed hot-water drilling techniques, down-hole instrumentation, as well as surface geophysical measurements, to form an integrate...

    Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) measurments taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley, Antarctica between 2004 and 2005
    H2O2 measurements were made using a HPLC-PCD (high-performance liquid chromatograph) system, between 2004 and 2005. The work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) as part of the CHABLIS project (2001-2006)....

    Hydroxyl (OH), hydroperoxyl (HO2), and radiometer measurements taken by the FAGE instrument near the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley, Antarctica during 2005
    Measurements of hydroxyl (OH), hydroperoxyl (HO2), using FAGE (Fluorescence Assay by Gas Expansion), additionally radiometer measurements of ozone photolysis frequencies j(O1D), between Jan and Oct 2005. This work was carried out at the Cle...

    Ice Nuclei and Meteorological Data, Mount Rex, Antarctica Jan-Feb 2002
    The sampling programme was carried out successfully using kites and helium balloon assisted kites to sample in both low and higher winds speeds. Air samples were successfully processed using the Ice Nucleus chamber for a variety of wind dir...

    Ice core data from subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2007-2008
    Analysis of shallow ice cores collected in the region of subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Three cores drilled to ~20 m depth. Two cores returned to UK for analysis. One core measured for density-depth in the field, then discarded. One of the t...

    Ice core samples collected as part of the RABID project, Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, 2004-2006
    Sections of ice core acquired from upper 100 m of the ice stream during the RABID project. Ice cores were drilled and retrieved using the hot-water ice-corer. Cores were taken at selected depths in two adjacent holes. Core section length = ...

    Ice core samples from subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2007-2008
    Shallow ice cores collected in the region of subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Three cores drilled to ~20 m depth. Two cores returned to UK for analysis. One core measured for density-depth in the field, then discarded. One of the two cores retur...

    Isotopic labelling experiments based on field measurements taken at Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, 2008-2009
    Field measurements were used to determine the availability of peptide nitrogen to photosynthetic organisms and soil microbes. In order to fully understand their significance in the Maritime Antarctic nitrogen cycle it was also necessary to ...

    Krill genetic profiling from samples collected in the Southern Ocean and South Atlantic during the Discovery 2010 cruise JR177
    The purpose of these studies was to document the sequence of expression of genes over the moult cycle and the spatial-temporal expression of clock genes. Samples of krill derived from the Discovery 2010 summer cruise (cruise no JR177) were ...

    Krill observational activity monitoring studies conducted in the Southern Ocean and South Atlantic during the Discovery 2010 cruise JR177, 2007-2008
    Behaviour in many organisms (including krill) is strongly influenced by diurnal and seasonal changes in the environment. The evolution of circadian clocks has afforded organisms regulation of molecular and physiological rhythms, which in t...

    Krill samples collected from the Southern Ocean and South Atlantic during the Discovery 2010 cruise JR177, 2007-2008
    The krill samples collected for this project were caught during the Discovery 2010 cruise JR177 aboard the RRV James Clark Ross. Krill from two areas were used, one from around 60 South from the vicinity of the South Orkney Islands, and the...

    LPM (Low Power Magnetometer) network data from 2001
    The British Antarctic Survey holds magnetic data measuring the plasmaspheric mass loading on magnetic field lines in Antarctica. The network of Low Power Magnetometer (LPM) instruments consists of permanent and temporary sites. The data is ...

    Laboratory data assessing the environmental factors which control photochemical alkyl nitrate production in seawater collected from the Southern Ocean, 2003-2006
    Assessment of the environmental factors controlling alkyl nitrate production in water....

    List of non-lichenized fungi from the Antarctic region
    This list provides a check-list of the non-lichenized fungi reported from Antarctica that have been published in the literature or deposited in major culture collections. The list includes all macrofungi, filamentous forms and yeasts, toge...

    Long-term dataset of mean surface and upper air meteorological measurements from a selection of Antarctic stations and automatic weather stations - READER (REference Antarctic Data for Environmental Research) project
    READER (REference Antarctic Data for Environmental Research) is a project of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR http://www.scar.org/) and has the goal of creating a high quality, long term dataset of mean surface and upper...

    Long-term monitoring of Signy Island lakes chemistry by BAS, 1963-2004
    The long term monitoring of water chemistry in Signy Island lakes is unique in polar limnology, in its duration (30+ years), detail, and range of sites. It details seasonal patterns of snow and ice cover, inorganic nutrient status and chlor...

    Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) and Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) data used to calibrate four ocean moorings deployed in Shag Rocks Passage, Scotia Sea, 2004
    LADCP-CTD data, during cruises JR 80 and 110 (Lowered Accoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) / Conductivity Temperature Depth (CTD)) CTD measurements taken at each location for calibration of the instruments on the moorings. Four CT...

    Major ions concentrations from monthly snow pit and surface sampling at Halley Station, Antarctica, 2004-2005
    Measurements of the concentrations of major ions in snow samples, Halley Station, 2004-2005. Snow was collected using surface sampling and snow pits and analysed using ion chromatography. This work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector La...

    Major ions measured using cascade impactor sampling taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley, Antarctica between 2003 and 2005
    Concentrations of major ions were measured using cascade impactor sampling, between 2003 and 2005. The work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) as part of the CHABLIS project (2001-2006). ...

    Mapping and measurement of rock-types and structures collected from central Alexander Island, 2004-2005
    Key geological boundaries were identified and mapped onto aerial photos and satellite images. ...

    Measurements from Twin Otter Meteorological Airborne Science INstrumentation (MASIN) flights, Antarctic Peninsula, 11 Jan to 5 Feb 2011
    Meteorological data measured by the Meteorological Airborne Science INstrumentation (MASIN) onboard the British Antarctic Survey Twin Otter aircraft in the region of 67 degrees South on the Antarctic Peninsula during the NERC-funded Orograp...

    Measurements of atmospheric ammonia, and chemical and physiological analyses of ecological materials collected at Cape Hallett, Antarctica
    The dataset contains measurements of mean atmospheric ammonia concentrations taken at seven locations in and around Cape Hallett, northern Victoria Land. The data were obtained using ALPHA passive diffusion samplers mounted at a height of 1...

    Meteorological data (including precipitation, coverage, and wind) taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley, Antarctica between 2004 and 2005
    Meteorological data (including precipitation, coverage, and wind) were collected between 2004 and 2005. The work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) as part of the CHABLIS project (2001-2006)....

    Meteorological data from Subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2008-2009
    Meteorological data acquired in the region of subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Recording instrument: HOBO Automatic Weather Station (HOBO AWS) recording wind speed, wind direction, temperature, pressure, humidity, solar radiation. ...

    Meteorological data from four metre mast situated near the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley, Antarctica between 2001 and 2006
    Full meteorological dataset taken from mast near to the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) during the CHABLIS campaign (2001-2006). ...

    Meteorological data from subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2007-2008
    Meteorological data acquired in the region of subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Recording instrument: HOBO Weather Station (HOBO AWS) recording wind speed, wind direction, temperature, pressure, humidity, solar radiation....

    Meteorological data taken on top of the FAGE container near the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley Station, Antarctica, 2005
    Meteorological data were collected between Jan and Oct 2005 from a sensor positioned on top of the FAGE container. The work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) as part of the CHABLIS project (2001-2006). ...

    Meteorological observations taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley, Antarctica between 2004 and 2005
    Meteorological observations were taken between 2004 and 2005. The work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) as part of the CHABLIS project (2001-2006). ...

    Middle atmospheric carbon monoxide above Troll station, Antarctica from February 2008 - January 2010 : V 2.0
    Version 2.0 This data set contains mesospheric carbon monoxide (CO) data acquired by the ground-based microwave radiometer of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS radiometer) stationed at Troll station in Antarctica (72 deg S, 2.5 deg E, 12...

    Middle atmospheric carbon monoxide above Troll station, Antarctica from February 2008 - January 2010 : V1.0
    Version 1.0 This data set contains mesospheric carbon monoxide (CO) data acquired by the ground-based microwave radiometer of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS radiometer) stationed at Troll station in Antarctica (72 deg S, 2.5 deg E, 12...

    Middle atmospheric ozone above Troll Station, Antarctica, Feb 2008 - Jan 2010
    This dataset contains mesospheric ozone (O3) data acquired by the ground-based British Antarctic Survey''s Microwave Radiometer at Troll (BAS-MRT) in Antarctica (72 deg S, 2.5 deg E, 1270 amsl). The BAS radiometer has been designed in order...

    Models of population structuring of the fish Champsocephalus gunnari and Notothenia rossii by oceanographic processes in the Southern Ocean
    Life history and phylo-genetic/geographic data was combined with oceanographic data to test models of population structuring by oceanographic processes. The data are solely model outputs; specifically high-resolution flows for the South Geo...

    Mono-nitrogen oxide (NOx) measurements taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley, Antarctica between 2004 and 2005
    NOx measurements were made, using a chemiluminescence analyser, between 2004 and 2005. The work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) as part of the CHABLIS project (2001-2006). ...

    Morphometric data from fish samples of Champsocephalus gunnari and Notothenia rossii collected from the Southern Ocean, 2005-2006
    Fish samples of Champsocephalus gunnari and Notothenia rossii (tissues preserved in ethanol, and otoliths) were collected from the Southern Ocean in the 2005/2006 field season. Morphometric data, including body length, mass, sex and reprod...

    Morphometric data from octopuses collected in the Southern Ocean
    Every octopus was fixed in 5-6% formalin for 4 days, before being heat sealed in a plastic bag containing 4% formalin, and packed for morphometric studies. ...

    Multibeam swath bathymetry data collected in the Scotia Sea, 2004
    Multibeam swath bathymetry data was collected aboard the James Clark Ross between Feb and Mar 2004 (cruise number JR77-78). The target area was along the eastern segments of the West Scotia Ridge, an ocean spreading centre which stopped spr...

    Multibeam swath bathymetry from multiple marine cruises in the Southern Ocean around South Georgia, Oct 2002-Jan 2006
    Multibeam swath bathymetry data collected onboard ship during multiple cruises in the Southern Ocean between Oct 2002 and Jan 2006. This work took place as part of a project to: a) quantify the magnitude and timing of short-term, ecolog...

    Nitric acid (HNO3) measurements taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley Station, Antarctica, 2004-2006
    The dataset lists concentrations of nitric acid ng/m3 as analysed by ion chromotography. Nitric acid was sampled using URG annular denuder system at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (CASLab), Halley Station, Antarctica, Mar 2004 - Mar 2006. ...

    Nitrous acid (HONO) mixing ratio measurements taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley Station, Antarctica, 2004-2005
    Nitrous acid (HONO) mixing ratio measurements were made between 2004 and 2005. The dataset give HONO ratios (pptv) at 15 min averaging periods. This work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (CASLab) at Halley Station, Ant...

    Non-methane hydrocarbon (NMHC) measurements taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley Station, Antarctica, 2004-2005
    NMHC measurements were made, using a GC-FID, between 2004 and 2005. The work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) as part of the CHABLIS project (2001-2006). ...

    Nutrient and chlorophyll assays conducted on water samples collected at the Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) site, Ryder Bay, 2005
    During 2005-2006 season, water samples were collected from Ryder Bay at the Rothera Time Series (RaTS) site. A biogeochemical profile of water samples was conducted at 5 depths: 0m (surface), 5m, 10m, 15m and 25m In addition to this, primar...

    Ocean chemistry, including salinity, oxygen isotope and dissolved oxygen data collected from the RRS James Clark JR158 cruise, Southern Ocean, 2007
    Dissolved oxygen concentrations were measured in discrete samples drawn from Niskin bottles in order to calibrate the oxygen sensor on the CTD....

    Ocean moorings measurements, Ryder Bay and Marguerite Bay, Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) sites, 2005
    Two moorings were deployed and recovered using the James Clark Ross (cruise numbers: JR112/113, JR155). One was deployed in Ryder Bay at the Rothera Oceanographic and Biological Time Series (RaTS) oceanographic station mid way between Rothe...

    Ocean temperature, salinity and current measurments taken from four ocean moorings deployed in Shag Rocks Passage, Scotia Sea during 2004
    Discrete ocean temperature, salinity and current measurements at four locations in Shag Rocks Passage. Moorings were deployed at 4 locations in Shag Rocks Passage (5255.6700S, 4745.5500W), (5255.6530S, 4745.9920W), (5302.5100S, 4802.7700W),...

    Organic nitrates and selected halocarbon concentration measurments taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley, Antarctica between 2004 and 2006
    Concentrations of organic nitrates and selected halocarbons in bottle samples were measured using NI-GCMS, between 2004 and 2006. The work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) as part of the CHABLIS proje...

    Orographic flows and the climate of the Antarctic Peninsula (OFCAP) Project Description (AFI 10/04)
    The Antarctic Peninsula is currently one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth. Large environmental changes have occurred as a result of this warming, most notably the retreat and rapid disintegration of some of the floating ice shel...

    Ozone (O3) and nitric oxide (NO) measurements taken on top of the FAGE container near the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley Station, Antarctica, 2005
    Ozone (O3) and nitric oxide (NO) measurements were made in 2005, using TEI instruments attached to the roof of the FAGE container. The dataset provides O3 and NO mixing ratios (ppbv) at one minute averaging periods. This work was carrie...

    Peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) mixing ratio measurments taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley Station, Antarctica, 2004-2005
    Peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) mixing ratio measurements were made, using the UEA Cryo-PAN instrument, between 2004 and 2005. The work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) as part of the CHABLIS project (2001...

    Polar View - satellite Earth observation data
    Polar View delivers a range of environmental information services for the polar regions derived primarily from satellite imagery and data. The project aims to coordinate delivery of these information products direct to users. Services inclu...

    Pollution filter measurements taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley, Antarctica between 2001 and 2006
    Pollution filter data were collected between 2001 and 2006. The work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) as part of the CHABLIS project (2001-2006). ...

    Radar data from subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2007-2008 (AFI 07/02_03)
    Radar data acquired in the region of subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Recording instrument: the British Antarctic Survey''s (BAS) "DELORES 1" and "DELORES II" radar systems. Line length between 1 and 45 km. Simultaneous GPS d...

    Radar data from subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2008-2009
    Radar data acquired in the region of subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Recording instrument: the British Antarctic Survey''s DELORES II radar system. Line length between 5 and 45 km. Simultaneous GPS data acquired with Leica geodetic GPS receiver ...

    Raw acoustic data collected by ship-borne EK60 echo sounder in the Scotia Sea (Jan - Feb 2008)
    Acoustic backscatter data were collected on board the RRS James Clark Ross (cruise JR177) as part of the Discovery 2010 programme. Data were collected using a Simrad EK60 echo sounder at 38, 120 and 200 kHz. The EK60 was run continuousl...

    Raw acoustic data collected by ship-borne EK60 echo sounder in the Scotia Sea (Mar - Apr 2009)
    Acoustic backscatter data were collected on board the RRS James Clark Ross (cruise JR200) as part of the Discovery 2010 programme. Data were collected using a Simrad EK60 echo sounder. This cruise ran two transects (Stanley to Signy and Sig...

    Raw acoustic data collected by ship-borne EK60 echo sounder in the Scotia Sea (Oct - Dec 2006)
    Acoustic backscatter data were collected on board the RRS James Clark Ross (cruise JR161) as part of the Discovery 2010 programme. Data were collected using a Simrad EK60 echo sounder at 38, 120 and 200 kHz. The EK60 was run continuously...

    Raw acoustic data collected by ship-borne EK60 echo sounder in the Southern Ocean (Feb - Apr 2008)
    Acoustic backscatter data were collected on board the RRS James Clark Ross (cruise JR179) as part of the BIOFLAME-BIOPEARL programme. Data were collected using a Simrad EK60 echo sounder. Data were collected throughout the cruise which ...

    Raw geochemical analyses data (zircon analysis) from rocks collected in eastern Ellsworth Land, Antarctica during the 2002/2003 field season
    A new technique that coupled SHRIMP U-Pb analyses with Laser ablation ICP isotope analyses for detrital zircons enabled the provenance of sediments from the English Coast region to be better assessed than had been previously possible. Such...

    Rock and fossil samples collected from James Ross Island, Antarctica
    To provide further stratigraphic resolution through the Gustav Group a key section through the Kotick Point, Whisky Bay and Hidden Lake formations, adjacent to Brandy Bay on northern James Ross Island was re-measured and sampled for both Sr...

    Rock samples collected by dredging in the Scotia Sea, 2004
    Sampling was undertaken within the West Scotia Sea in an attempt to identify the boundary between the Pacific and Bouvet mantle domains and so understand, quantify and document the flow of mantle - which is important for understanding globa...

    Rock samples collected from Palmer Land and Graham Land, Antarctica in 2001/2002
    Initial work during the 2001/2002 field season commenced with reconnaissance and sampling in northeast Palmer Land. Over a two month period, outcrop from the Welch Mountains to the Eternity Range was visited, the geology described, and mafi...

    Rock samples collected from central Alexander Island in the 2004-2005 field season
    Rock samples were collected from the northern LeMay Range, southern Douglas Range and the Lully Foothills of Alexander Island, Antarctica, and transferred to the Open University ("OU") via the British Antarctic Survey. Samples wer...

    Rock samples collected from the Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment, 2005-2006
    200+ erratic and bedrock samples were collected from 11 sites along a 350km transect. Rocks include erratic boulders bedrock and sediments from altitudinal transects: sampling consisted of hammer and chisel, petrol-powered rock saw (in a fe...

    Rock samples collected in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, 2000-2001
    Igneous dykes and sills were collected in Dronning Maud Land during the field season 2000-2001. The aim was to measure ages of volcanism during flood basalt events in Dronning Maud Land associated with the breakup of Gondwana. The style ...

    Rock samples, rock powders and mineral seperates collected from eastern Ellsworth Land, Antarctica during the 2002/2003 field season
    Despite the important tectonic and stratigraphic setting, rocks from the English Coast area remain largely unstudied, as the paucity of exposure has hindered detailed structural and sedimentological analysis. Samples were collected for zir...

    Rothera meteor radar data, Rothera Station, Antarctica, 2005-2007
    The Skiymet meteor radar was deployed at Rothera (68S, 68W) in Feb 2005. The radar measures the winds, waves and tides of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT) regions of the atmosphere. The radar routinely makes three types of measur...

    Rutford Ice Stream bed elevation DEM from radar data
    We present a digital elevation model of the bed of Rutford Ice Stream, Antarctica derived from radio-echo sounding data. The data cover an 18 x 40 km area immediately upstream of the grounding line of the ice stream. This area is of particu...

    SOMBASE - Southern Ocean Mollusc Database
    SOMBASE is a tool for looking at marine molluscs in the seas around Antarctica. Using a database and the latest mapping technology it is possible to display all the places where a family, genus or species has been found on an electronic map...

    Samples of fossil wood and leaves of Tertiary age collected from Seymour Island, Antarctica in 2001
    During field work in 2001 over 1600 specimens were collected from four main fossil plant assemblages: the ''Nordenksjold flora'' from the Cross Valley Formation of Late Palaeocene age; and 3 floras from La Meseta Formation i) Flora2 from th...

    Sampling of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) (ANDREX project)
    Water samples were collected from 20 litre bottles attached to the CTD sampling rosette and analysed for SF6 and CFCs....

    Satellite-tracked trajectories of drifting buoys deployed in the Southern Ocean, 2006-2010
    Forty surface drifters (drogued at 15m) were deployed from the ship during the cruise, and were subsequently tracked by satellite. Four ARGO floats were also deployed. These were programmed to drift at a depth of 1000m. They were also pr...

    Seabed topography beneath Larsen C Ice Shelf from seismic soundings
    Seismic reflection soundings of ice thickness and seabed depth were acquired on the Larsen C Ice Shelf in order to test a sub-shelf bathymetry model derived from the inversion of IceBridge gravity data. A series of lines were collected, fro...

    Seal count data at Signy Island
    The total number of seals on Signy Island is counted in February each year. The island is divided into 6 areas, sub-divided into 105 zones and the number of Antarctic Fur seals, Elephant seals, Weddell seals and other seal species in each z...

    Sediment core samples and analyses of sediment core samples from the Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Lakes, Antarctica, 2001-2002
    Sediment cores were collected from the 3 sites (approx. 6m from Moutonnee Valley, 2.5m from Ablation Valley and 5m from Citadel Bastion). They were analysed for physical property data including: magnetic susceptibility, wet weight, loss on ...

    Sediment cores collected on RRS James Clark Ross cruise (JR104), Bellingshausen Sea, 2004
    Sediments cores collected aboard the RRS James Clark Ross (JR104) in the Bellingshausen Sea, 2004. This work was carried out as part of the first systematic investigation of the former ice drainage basin in the southern Bellingshausen Se...

    Sediment trap and delta data from the Moutonnee Lake, Antarctica, 2001/2002
    Sediment trap and delta samples were taken from the Moutonnee Lake in 2001/2002. Samples were analysed for grain size, Carbon and Nitrogen content and isotopic Carbon content. Delta samples were also analysed for luminescence dating. ...

    Seismic data from subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2007-2008
    Seismic reflection data acquired in the region of subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Recording instrument: Geometrics Geode, 48 channels, active source (explosives). Five single-fold lines. Line length between 7.7 and 2.5 km. In addition, fold inc...

    Seismic reflection data collected as part of the RABID project, Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, 2004-2006
    Digital seismic reflection data collected using a BISON 9024 seismograph. This data was acquired during the RABID project. Data collected using 24 channels, active source (explosives). Four single-fold lines. Line length 3.6 km. The RABI...

    Sequencing data from octopus samples collected in the Southern Ocean
    A small tissue sample was taken from the mantle of each octopus and placed immediately in 70 - 80 % ethanol for preservation, in preparation for DNA extraction. ...

    Ship underway data, including navigation and vessel-mounted ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers) taken aboard RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR158, 2007
    Ship underway data from JCR cruise no 158, 2007. Includes data from navigation and shipborne ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers). On the ship the position and observed data were interpolated to five-second records to merge the naviga...

    Ship-based Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) profiles and water sampling at the Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) sites, Marguerite Bay and Ryder Bay, 2005
    Conductivity-Temperature-Depth casts were conducted at Ryder Bay and Marguerite Bay from the James Clark Ross (cruise numbers: JR112/113, JR136/137, JR155 and JR174). The CTD casts at each site were made at a range of depths from the bottom...

    Soil and ambient air temperature collected from Signy, South Orkney Islands, 2005-2006
    Soil temperature was monitored at 5 soil sampling times and ambient air temperature was monitored at each site throughout the field season. The sampling sites were: Bare soil at higher elevations, namely Observation Bluff, Factory Bluffs, J...

    Soil and biological samples collected from Signy, South Orkney Islands, 2005-2006
    To identify and quantify soil N species over a full growth season, small volumes of soil were removed from each sampling site 5 times during the field season and extracted in the laboratory. Bare soil at higher elevations, namely Observatio...

    Soil moisture measurements taken at Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, 2008-2009
    Soil solution samples were analysed (AFI 08/08_01) for different forms of nitrogen, including peptides. Concurrent measurements of soil moisture were carried out to determine the effect of moisture on the availability of different nitrogen ...

    Soil temperature measurements taken at Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, 2008-2009
    Soil solution samples were analysed (AFI 08/08_01) for different forms of nitrogen, including peptides. Concurrent measurements of soil temperature were carried out to determine the effect of temperature on the availability of different nit...

    Soil, rock and biological samples from the Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Lakes, Antarctica, 2001/2002
    The general reference data consists of soil, rock and biological samples. These were analysed for grain size, CHN and carbon isotopes. ...

    South Georgia Bathymetric Dataset grid
    Bathymetric grid at 150m resolution of the area surrounding South Georgia. Projected in LCC co-ordinates saved in esri grid format. Continuous dataset constructed form a variety of sources....

    South Orkney Fast-Ice Series (SOFI)
    The South Orkney Fast-Ice series (SOFI) is an annual record of the timing of formation and breakout of fast-ice in a bay in the South Orkney Islands on the Scotia Arc in the northern Weddell Sea, Antarctica. ...

    South Orkney Fast-Ice Series (SOFI) : 2004 Signy Island camera images
    Signy Island camera image files of sea-ice coverage for 2004; played as a movie....

    Specimens, Cultures, Ribosomal and other genomic DNA sequences collected from Antarctica
    The planned fieldwork involved collection of fertile lichens from a range of sites across the Antarctic Peninsula and isolation of the lichen-forming fungi into pure culture in a laboratory at Rothera. Approximately 5,600 monospore cultures...

    Surface Energy Budget (SEB) measurements of the snowpack taken at Larsen camp, Larsen C Ice Shelf, Jan 2011
    Comprehensive measurements to capture the surface energy balance (radiation, turbulence, snow temperature,...) ...

    Surface Meteorology, British Antarctic Survey Stations, 1947-2013
    Surface meteorological data collected at the following British Antarctic Survey stations in Antarctica: Adelaide Island (1962-1976); Deception Island (1959-1967); Faraday/Argentine Islands (1946-1995); Fossil Bluff (1961-2005); Grytviken (1...

    Surface ozone measurements taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley, Antarctica between 2004 and 2005
    Surface ozone measurements were made, using a 2B-Technologies (Model 202) ozone analyzer, between 2004 and 2005. The work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) as part of the CHABLIS project (2001-2006). ...

    Swath bathymetry data collected during RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR104, Bellingshausen Sea, 2004
    Swath bathymetry data were collected using a EM120 multibeam echo sounder and the TOPAS sub-bottom profiling system aboard the RRS James Clark Ross (JR104) in the Bellingshausen Sea, 2004. This work was carried out as part of the first s...

    Temperature and salinity data from seven ARGO floats deployed on marine cruise JR110 in November 2004
    ARGO floats measure temperature and salinity. Seven floats were deployed in November 2004 on JR110, these report automatically to BODC....

    Temperature data from 20-m borehole, subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2007-2008
    Measurement of temperature at the base of a 20-m deep borehole in the region of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Resistance of two calibrated thermistors measured at the base of a 20 m deep borehole....

    Temperature data taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley, Antarctica between 2001 and 2006
    Temperature measurements were made between 2004 and 2005. The work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (Halley, Antarctica) as part of the CHABLIS project (2001-2006). ...

    The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by hull-mounted (EK500) echo-sounder data collected aboard the RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR58 in 2001
    AFI 01/10 - The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by multi-frequency acoustics and nets Data were collected with Simard EK500 scientific echo-sounder running on RRS James Clark Ross during net hauls where TUBA were d...

    The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by net sample data collected aboard the RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR58 in 2001
    AFI 01/10 - The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by multi-frequency acoustics and nets Data collected from 15 net hauls on BAS cruise JR058. Data are zooplankton (mainly krill and salps) entering the net during hauls ...

    The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by net-mounted sonar - TUBA (Towed Undulating BioAcoustic Sensor) data collected aboard the RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR58 in 2001
    AFI 01/10 - The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by multi-frequency acoustics and nets Data collected from 15 net hauls on BAS cruise JR058 using net mounted sonar - TUBA (Towed Undulating BioAcoustic Sensor). Data ar...

    Timing and rates of ice sheet thinning in the Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment - glacial geomorphological data, 2005-2008
    Glacial geomorphological data from the Ellsworth Mountains. Satellite imagery and aerial photography, ground truthing, surveying and GPS traverses were used for geomorphological mapping. Additional photographic and weathering data were use...

    Timing and rates of ice sheet thinning in the Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment - ice sheet model runs, 2005-2008
    The GLIMMER ice sheet model will be used to simulate former ice sheet configurations in the Weddell Sea embayment, constrained against our new field data. ...

    Timing and rates of ice sheet thinning in the Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment - powders, solutions and residues, 2006-2008
    For each of the rock samples analysed in the lab, a (variable) number of laboratory stages are created, including sawing and crushing residues, pure quartz separates, chemical solutions, and AMS targets. ...

    Topography data, Starbuck Glacier, Antarctic Peninsula
    Radio-echo sounding (RES) data was collected between 4 and 11 December 2012, using the British Antarctic Survey Deep-Look Radio-Echo Sounder (DELORES). From this dataset a digital elevation model (DEM) for Starbuck Glacier was created. The ...

    Total peroxy radical (HO2 and RO2) measurements taken at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory, Halley Station, Antarctica, 2005
    Total peroxy radical (HO2 and RO2) measurements were made during 2005. The dataset gives HO2+RO2 mixing ratio (pptv) This work was carried out at the Clean Air Sector Laboratory (CASLab) at Halley Station, Antarctica, as part of the Che...

    Trace gas depth profiles in seawater collected at the Rothera Time Series site (RaTS) site, 2006
    The 2005/6 field campaign was to determine alkyl nitrate and organo-halogen concentrations in the upper 100m of the water column at the RaTS site. Samples were collected from 0, 5, 10, 15, 25, 50 and 100 m at the RaTS site using a Niskin bo...

    UK Met Office Unified Model (UM) output for Larsen Ice Shelf, Jan to Feb 2011
    UK Met Office UM (Unified Model) output for Larsen Ice Shelf, run at 1.5km resolution. Modelling was carried out to support the Orographic Flows and the Climate of the Antarctic Peninsula (OFCAP) project during the 2010-2011 field season....

    UK Met Office's Unified Model (UM) output for Larsen Ice Shelf, Jan to Feb 2011
    UK Met Office UM (Unified Model) output for Larsen Ice Shelf, run at 4km resolution. Modelling was carried out to support the Orographic Flows and the Climate of the Antarctic Peninsula (OFCAP) project during the 2010-2011 field season....

    VELOX (VLF/ELF Logger Experiment) data, Halley Station, 1992 onwards
    Long-term, continuous recording of VLF (Very Low Frequency) radio noise characteristics at Halley, collected under the aims of the VELOX experiment (VLF/ELF Data Logger Experiment). Data captured includes amplitude, polarisation, azimuth ar...

    Vector Topographic Data of Antarctica - The Antarctic Digital Database
    The Antarctic Digital Database (ADD) is the premier source of vector topographic data for Antarctica. First published on CD-ROM in 1993, the current version is available for download from http://www.add.scar.org/. The data are supplied in ...

    Very Low frequency (VLF) Doppler Radio Receiver data from Rothera, Antarctica in 2001-2002
    Instrumentation was deployed in the Antarctic Peninsula region to monitor conditions occurring in the region of near-space surrounding the Earth. The opportunity was taken to link into a NASA satellite mission occurring at the same time and...

    Vessel-mounted ACDP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) data collected aboard RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR239 in 2010
    VMADCP data collected during the ANDREX cruise....

    Vibro and gravity sediment cores plus associated data collected from the Weddell Sea and Marguerite Bay during February and March 2002
    A transect of cores was taken from shelf to deep sea west of the Antarctic Peninsula off Marguerite Bay using a 12 m RVS piston corer, box corer and BGS vibrocorer deployed from RSS James Clark Ross cruise JR71 (12 days sea-time in 2001-200...

    Water Column Profiler (WCP) data from shallow and deep ocean moorings deployed on multiple marine cruises investigating krill abundance variability around South Georgia, Nov 2004-Apr 2005
    Water Column Profiler (WCP) data collected from shallow (300m) and deep (1300m) moorings in the Southern Ocean between Nov 2004 and April 2005. The WCP estimated the krill biomass using sound waves of 120kHz. Data were collected by depl...

    Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model for Larsen Ice Shelf, Jan to Feb 2011
    Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model output for Larsen Ice Shelf run at 4km resolution. Modelling was carried out to support the Orographic Flows and the Climate of the Antarctic Peninsula (OFCAP) project during the 2010-2011 field ...

    Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model output for Larsen Ice Shelf, Jan to Feb 2011
    Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model output for Larsen Ice Shelf, run at 1km resolution. Modelling was carried out to support the Orographic Flows and the Climate of the Antarctic Peninsula (OFCAP) project during the 2010-2011 field...

    Weather data collected as part of the RABID project, Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, 2004-2006
    Weather data collected between 2004 and 2006 as part of the RABID project on Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica. Wind speed, wind direction, temperature, pressure, humidity, and solar radiation data were recorded using HOBO AWS (Automatic...