Using the British Antarctic Survey's DeHavilland Dash-7, approximately 10,000 line-km of data were collected from the Black Coast and adjacent Weddell Sea embayment, which is situated ca. 600 km southeast of the airfield at Rothera Station . Flight lines were spaced at 10-km intervals with perpendicular tie lines spaced at 40 km. Where time and fuel allowed, selected areas were infilled at a 5-km line spacing. The marine part of the survey was flown at around less than 1000 m above sea level.We present here the processed line aeromagnetic data acquired using scintrex cesium magnetometers mounted on the BAS aerogeophysical equiped Dash-7.
Data are provided as XYZ ASCII line data.
Aerogeophysics, Aeromagnetics, Antarctica
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|Name||Dr Julie K Ferris|
|Organisation||British Antarctic Survey|
Ferris, J.K., Vaughan, A.M. & King, E.C. 2002. A window on West Antarctic crustal boundaries: the junction between the Antarctic Peninsula, the Filchner Block, and Weddell Sea oceanic Lithosphere. Tectonophysics, 347, 12-23.
|Quality:||Survey flights were restricted to times when a minimum of five satellites could be recorded both on the aircraft and at the ground station. The relative Dilution of Precision (RDOP) never rose above 5.0. Post-flight continuous kinematic differential GPS processing was carried out using Trimble GPSurvey software. RMS errors were ca. 0.08 m and the absolute positional accuracy is thought to be better than 5 m.
Caesium-vapour magnetometers have a sensitivity of 0.005 nT, but the Dash-7 serves a dominantly logistic role, and so, it cannot provide the same data quality as a dedicated aeromagnetic survey plane. As a result, fourth digital differences (a commonly used figure of merit) for a typical uncompensated flight line are within 1.5 nT and this value drops to below 1 nT after compensation.
No values are given for MagC, TCorr, MagRTC, BCorr, MagBRTC and SCorr. These channels are included for compatibility with ADMAP2 convention.
|Lineage:||Black coast aeromagnetic data presented in Ferris et al. (2002). The dataset available here includes channels from raw through to levelled products, although not all typical corrections have been applied to the Black Coast dataset. Channel naming follows SCAR/ADMAP2 data release protocols.
Magnetic data channels and processing flow:
MagR- Raw magnetic total field intensity data (nT).
MagC- Compensated, or low pass filtered magnetic data. [nT]Adjustments to compensate for aircraft roll, pitch and yaw were applied (see Ferraccioli et al, 2007 for details).
RefField- Geomagnetic reference field value for which the magnetic data has been compensated. IGRF model 2005 as implemented in Geosoft (nT).
MagRTC- Compensated magnetic value adjusted for Tip tanks (where used) and geomagnetic reference field values. MagRTC= MagR- RefField. [nT]
BCorr- Low pass filtered (60 minute) magnetic base station correction. [nT]
MagBRTC- calculated as MagBRTC= MagRTC- Bcorr. [nT]
ACorr- Additional correction applied to compensate for heading errors.
MagF- Final mag value before levelling.
MagL- Statistically levelled mag data.
Basic channel description:
Line name Line Number
Flight ID Sequential flight number
x x projected meters*
y y projected meters*
Lon Longitude WGS 1984,
Lat Latitude WGS 1984,
Height_WGS1984 Aircraft altitude (meters) in WGS 1984,
Date Date of flight in time format e.g. 2006/01/08
Time Time (UTC) of flight e.g. 23:52:42.0
*Projected coordinates (x and y) are in Lambert conic conformal with two standard parallels defined as follows:
Latitude of false origin: -66
Longitude of false origin: -70
Latitude of 1st standard parallel -76.4
Latitude of 2nd standard parallel -63.4
False easting 0
False northing 0
Positioning for the Black Coast survey used dual-frequency, Trimble 4000SSE GPS receivers, one in the aircraft linked to a TECOM antenna, the other as a base station at Rothera Research Base (Ferris et al., 2002). Positions are calculated for the phase centre of the aircraft antenna. All positions (Lat, lon and height) are referred to the WGS1984 ellipsoid.
|Data Set Creator||Ferris, Julie|
|Data Set Title||Processed line aeromagnetic data over the Black Coast (1996/97 season)|
|Data Set Release Date||2020|
|Data Set Publisher||Polar Data Centre,Natural Environment Research Council,UK Research & Innovation|
|Other Citation Details||shortdoi:10/d54x|
|Horizontal Resolution Range||30 meters - < 100 meters|
|Vertical Resolution Range||N/A|
|Temporal Resolution Range||N/A|
|Detailed Location||Black Coast|
|Distribution Media||Online Internet (HTTP)|
|Distribution Size||30 MB|
|Data Storage:||This dataset constains 1 ASCII XYZ file:
- BlavkCoast_Mag.XYZ ~30MB
|Use Constraints:||This data is covered by a UK Open Government Licence (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/) Further by downloading this data the user acknowledges that they agree with the NERC data policy (http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/sites/data/policy.asp), and the following conditions:
1. To cite the data in any publication as follows:
Ferris, J. (2020). Processed line aeromagnetic data over the Black Coast (1996/97 season) (Version 1.0) [Data set]. UK Polar Data Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, UK Research & Innovation. https://doi.org/10.5285/4FD848A4-5C86-4324-8574-1A33CACBA10B
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