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Data from: Comparative population genomics reveals key barriers to dispersal in Southern Ocean penguins

Gemma V. Clucas, Jane L. Younger, Damian Kao, Louise Emmerson, Colin Southwell, Barbara Wienecke, Alex D. Rogers, Charles-Andre Bost, Gary D. Miller, Michael J. Polito, Patrick Lelliot, Jonathan Handley, Sarah Crofts, Richard A. Phillips, Michael J. Dunn, Karen J. Miller, Tom Hart & Patrick Lelliott
The mechanisms that determine patterns of species dispersal are important factors in the production and maintenance of biodiversity. Understanding these mechanisms helps to forecast the responses of species to environmental change. Here we used a comparative framework and genome-wide data obtained through RAD-seq to compare the patterns of connectivity among breeding colonies for five penguin species with shared ancestry, overlapping distributions, and differing ecological niches, allowing an examination of the intrinsic and extrinsic barriers governing...

Population size and breeding success of Southern giant petrels (Macronectes giganteus), at Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, 1996 to 2019

Michael J Dunn, Stacey Adlard, Amanda Lynnes, Dirk Briggs, Derren Fox & Richard Philips
The colony size and breeding success of Southern giant petrels (Macronectus giganteus) on Signy Island has been monitored annually since 1996. The data presented here includes the number of breeding pairs (occupied nests) and the number of chicks present in their nests prior to fledging. Breeding pairs and chicks are monitored by direct counts at nine sites on the west coast of the island. The nest surveys are undertaken from December to January, with chick...

Simulated past and future ice geometry of Cook Glacier, East Antarctica

James Jordan, Chris Stokes, G. Hilmar Gudmundsson, Adrian Jenkins, Bertie Miles & Stewart Jamieson
Input and results files for the ice dynamics model Ua simulating potential past and future ice geometry of Cook Glacier, East Antarctica. Results seek to explain potential causes of recent observed acceleration and speculate on future causes of acceleration. This work was funded by NERC grant NE/R000719/1.

Survey on mine-water geothermal in Poland

K Iwinska, K Maczka & A Lis
The study in three coal mining regions: Lower Silesia, Upper Silesia and Lublin (each N=500) was conducted using Computer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI). The questionnaire includes the block of questions concerning mine water awareness, climate change and local/place attachment. The survey online took 15 to 20 minutes and was prepared after in-depth pilot research among participants with different education level from the mining regions. We used the uninformed approach to the survey, so there were...

Annual measurements of body mass for Adelie penguin chicks prior to fledging at Signy Island, from 1997 to 2020.

Michael J Dunn, Stacey Adlard, Amanda Lynnes, Dirk Briggs, Derren Fox & Tim Morley
This dataset captures annual measurements of body mass for Adelie penguin chicks at Signy Island, from 1997 until 2020. Between 50 and 100 chicks are measured on beaches immediately prior to their departure, with 3-5 weighing sessions carried out annually per species in the period before fledging is complete. This monitoring contributes to the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program (CEMP) and is part of the annual seabird Long Term Monitoring Science carried out by the British...

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) concentrations in artificial sea ice experiments conducted between 01-May-2017 to 01-Jun-2017

Jack Garnett, Crispin Halsall, Max Thomas, Odile Crabeck, James France, Hanna Joerss, Ralf Ebinghaus, Jan Kaiser, Amber Leeson & Peter Wynn
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) concentrations in artificial sea ice experiments at the Roland von Glasow Air-Sea-Ice Chamber (RvG-ASIC) at the University of East Anglia, UK. Experiments involved investigating chemical contaminant behaviours during sea ice formation and melt in order to assess possible exposure risk to sea ice biota. NERC ENVISION Doctoral Training Centre (NE/L002604/1). NERC and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funded Changing Arctic Ocean program EISPAC project (NE/R012857/1). British Antarctic Survey...

Morphometric, swimming activity and raw oxygen air saturation data from experiments on CV Calanus finmarchicus in the Fram Strait, Arctic Ocean, in August 2019

Jordan Grigor, Jennifer J Freer, Jon Cohen, Geraint A Tarling & Kim Last
Morphometric data were collected for 417 Calanus finmarchicus copepods (stage CV), swimming activity data were collected using locomotor activity monitors for 469 Calanus finmarchicus copepods (stage CV) and oxygen consumption activity data were collected using a Loligo microplate respirometry system for 40 Calanus finmarchicus copepods (stage CV). All data were collected in the Fram Strait, Arctic Ocean, from two stations (F7 and D6) in August 2019, coinciding with the timing of early diapause in this...

Microclimate data from Jane Col, Signy Island, Antarctica 2007-2016 [Version 2.0]

Peter Convey, Kevin Newsham, Paul Geissler & Matt Jobson
Microclimate data collected hourly at Jane Col, for 12 climatic variables via automatic data loggers, 2007-2016. Data is not available across the entire temporal range for all variables. NERC funded under the British Antarctic Survey National Capability programme, Polar Science for Planet Earth. This is an updated version of this dataset. The previous dataset can be viewed here for reference: https://data.bas.ac.uk/full-record.php?id=GB/NERC/BAS/PDC/01304. There have been changes to the quality control carried out in the updated data.

Ice radar data from Little Dome C, Antarctica, 2016-2018

Robert Mulvaney, Edward King, Carlos Martin, Julius Rix, Marie Cavitte, Catherine Ritz & Massimo Frezotti
The dataset consists of 14 selected lines of radar data, collected from the Little Dome C region close to Concordia Station in East Antarctica. The data were collected in austral field seasons 2016-17, and 2017-18, from within the search region for the planned European project Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice, an EU-funded 10-nation consortium project to drill an ice core that spans up to 1.5 million years of climate and atmospheric history. Radar lines were...

Atmospheric observational datasets: Ozone vertical profiles in the polar middle atmosphere north of Ny Ålesund, Spitsbergen

David Newnham
The data are from a study investigating ozone (O3) variability in the polar mesosphere and lower thermosphere and uncertainties / biases in satellite ozone profile measurements. The datasets include 1) processed atmospheric datasets derived from O3 observations by the ground-based Ny Ålesund Ozone in the Mesosphere Instrument (NAOMI), an 11.072 GHz ozone radiometer making atmospheric observations from Ny Ålesund, Spitsbergen since 4 July 2017, 2) processed atmospheric datasets derived from selected O3 observations by the...

Benthic functional diversity using imagery from drop down live camera feed in the Norwegian part of the Barents Sea in 2017

Terri A. Souster & David Barnes
Multiple images of the seafloor at six sites across a broad latitudinal range in the Barents Sea in the Arctic were collected in July 2017 on the month long scientific cruise JR16006. The dataset includes environmental variables for each accompanied image. Each image (406 x 341mm) has density of fauna from different functional groups. We have 13 different functional groups based on other similar studies. The aim was to look at the effect of climate...

Fields and parameters related to the flow of ice in the Antarctic Ice Sheet recovered using inverse methods and satellite data

Robert Arthern, Rosie Williams, Richard Hindmarsh & Hamish Pritchard
We can learn about the flow of ice in Antarctica by evaluating the key parameters that control the flow speed. These parameters include the basal drag coefficient and the ice viscosity. They can be estimated by adjusting their values so that model velocities at the upper surface agree with satellite observations. This dataset was produced using inverse methods to obtain the parameter values. In this approach a cost function that describes the mismatch between model...

Observational data and model output for sediment nutrient cycling at Patagonian fjords

Hong Chin Ng, Jon R. Hawkings, Jemma L. Wadham, Katharine R. Hendry, Tim M. Conway, Sebastien Bertrand, Matthias Sieber, Brent A. Summers, Felipe S. Freitas, James P.J. Ward, Helena V. Pryer & Sandra Arndt
Glacier meltwater supplies a significant amount of silicon (Si) and iron (Fe) sourced from weathered bedrock to downstream ecosystems. However, the extent to which these essential nutrients reach the ocean is regulated by the nature of the benthic cycling of dissolved Si and Fe within fjord systems, given the rapid deposition of reactive particulate fractions at fjord heads. The dataset is used to examine the benthic cycling of the two nutrients at Patagonian fjord heads...

High resolution vector polygon seamask for areas south of 60S - VERSION 7.5

Laura Gerrish
A high resolution seamask for regions south of 60S, comprised of a roundel polygon with all land and ice shelves erased. High resolution versions of ADD data are suitable for scales larger than 1:1,000,000. The largest suitable scale is changeable and dependent on the region. Data compiled, managed and distributed by the Mapping and Geographic Information Centre and the UK Polar Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey on behalf of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research.

Geochemical and geochronological data from the LeMay Group, Antarctic Peninsula

Teal Riley
The files include full analytical details and datasets from the laboratories used for the acquisition of U-Pb zircon geochronology, Lu-Hf isotope geochemistry and 40Ar/39Ar analysis of detrital white mica. Also included are a list of all the published datasets used in the construction of the MDS and ridge plots for detailed regional comparisons. The data were collected in the interval January 2021 to March 2022 across a number of laboratories: Stockholm, University College London, British...

Medium resolution vector polygon seamask for areas south of 60S - VERSION 7.6

Laura Gerrish
A medium resolution seamask for regions south of 60S, comprised of a roundel polygon with all land and ice shelves erased. Medium resolution versions of ADD data are suitable for scales smaller than 1:1,000,000, although certain regions will appear more detailed than others due to variable data availability and coastline characteristics. Data compiled, managed and distributed by the Mapping and Geographic Information Centre and the UK Polar Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey on behalf of...

High resolution vector polygons of the Antarctic coastline - VERSION 7.6

Laura Gerrish, Peter Fretwell & Paul Cooper
Coastline for Antarctica created from various mapping and remote sensing sources, provided as polygons with 'land', 'ice shelf', 'ice tongue' or 'rumple' attribute. Covering all land and ice shelves south of 60S. Suitable for topographic mapping and analysis. High resolution versions of ADD data are suitable for scales larger than 1:1,000,000. The largest suitable scale is changeable and dependent on the region. Changes in v7.6 include updates to the Amery Ice Shelf front, ice shelves...

Quasi-weekly, year-round oceanographic and ice measurements at the coastal Western Antarctic Peninsula from 1997 to 2018

Andrew Clarke, Michael Meredith, Hugh Venables, Katharine Hendry, Helen Peat, Petra ten Hoopen, Mark Brandon, Sian Henley, Amber Annett, Melanie Leng, Carol Arrowsmith, Alice Chapman, Jenny Beaumont, Rayner Piper, Andrew Miller, Paul Mann, Helen Rossetti, Ali Massey, Terri Souster, Simon Reeves, Mairi Fenton, Sabrina Heiser, Sam Pountney, Sarah Reed, Zoe Waring … & Alice Clement
Year-round measurements of the water column in Ryder Bay, Western Antarctic Peninsula have been collected by the Rothera Marine Assistant and associated researchers, starting in 1997 as part of the Rothera Oceanographic and Biological Time Series (RATS) to assess temporal variability in physical and biogeochemical oceanographic properties. The data were collected using instrumentation deployed from rigid inflatable boats, or through instrumentation deployed through holes cut in the sea ice when the bay is frozen over...

BEDMAP2 - Ice thickness, bed and surface elevation for Antarctica - gridding products

Peter Fretwell, Hamish Pritchard, David Vaughan, Jonathan Bamber, N. Barrand, R.E. Bell, C Bianchi, Robert Bingham, Donald Blankenship, G. Casassa, Ginny Catania, D. Callens, H Conway, Alison Cook, Hugh Corr, D Damaske, V. Damn, Fausto Ferraccioli, Rene Forsberg, S. Fujita, Y. Gim, P. Gogineni, J. Griggs, Richard Hindmarsh, P. Holmlund … & A. Zirizzotti
We present here Bedmap2 (2013), a suite of gridded products describing surface elevation, ice-thickness and the sea floor and subglacial bed elevation of the Antarctic south of 60deg S. We derived these products using data from a variety of sources, including many substantial surveys completed since the original Bedmap compilation (Bedmap1) in 2001. In particular, the Bedmap2 ice thickness grid is made from 25 million measurements, over two orders of magnitude more than were used...

BEDMAP1 - Ice thickness, bed and surface elevation for Antarctica - standardised shapefiles and geopackages

M. Lythe, David Vaughan, consortia BEDMAP 1, Alice Fremand & Julien Bodart
We present here the Bedmap1 ice thickness, bed and surface elevation aggregated points. The aggregated points consist of statistically-summarised shapefile points (centred on a continent-wide 500 m x 500 m grid) that reports the average values of Antarctic ice thickness, bed and surface elevation from the full-resolution survey data and information on their distribution. The points presented here correspond to the points used to grid Bedmap1. The data comes from 127 individual surveys. They are...

Data from: Migratory behavior of birds affects their coevolutionary relationship with blood parasites

Tania Jenkins, Gavin Huw Thomas, Olof Hellgren & Ian P. F. Owens
Host traits, such as migratory behavior, could facilitate the dispersal of disease causing parasites, potentially leading to the transfer of infections both across geographic areas and between host species. There is however, little quantitative information on whether variation in such host attributes do indeed affect the evolutionary outcome of host-parasite associations. Here, we employ Leucocytozoon blood parasites of birds, a group of parasites closely related to avian malaria, to study host-parasite coevolution in relation to...

Data from: The effect of a competitor on a model adaptive radiation

Quan-Guo Zhang, Richard Ellis & H. Charles J. Godfray
The ecological forces shaping adaptive radiations are of great interest to evolutionary ecologists. Here we experimentally test the hypothesis that the diversification of a lineage should be limited in the presence of competition from another taxon. We do this by studying a model microbial adaptive radiation (the generation of phenotypic diversity in asexual lineages of the bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens) in the presence or absence of a competitor (Pseudomonas putida). In a spatially heterogeneous environment, the...

LiDAR based Digital Surface Model (DSM) data for South West England

F. Ferraccioli, F. Gerard, C. Robinson, T. Jordan, M. Biszczuk, L. Ireland, M. Beasley, A. Vidamour, A. Barker, R. Arnold, M. Dinn, A. Fox & A. Howard
This is a high resolution spatial dataset of Digital Surface Model (DSM) data in South West England. It is a part of outcomes from the CEH South West (SW) Project. There is also a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) dataset covering the same areas available from the SW project. Both DTM and DSM cover an area of 9424 km2 that includes all the land west of Exmouth (i.e. west of circa 3 degrees 21 minutes West)....

CPC particle count at Halley VIa CASLab 2020

Joshua Eveson & Freya Squires
A TSI CPC (Condensation Particle Counter) Model 3010 was installed at Halley's Clean Air Sector Laboratory (CASLab), a mile from the station's generator, in the (austral) summer of 2019/20 and began collecting data in February as a long term dataset. The inlet is a 3m length of antistatic tubing, with a portion left untethered so that it can move with the prevailing wind. This is to prevent icing of the inlet by allowing the inlet...

Coastal change data for the Antarctic Peninsula region, 1843 to 2008

Alison Cook, Adrian Fox & Janet Thomson
The dataset records ice coast and ice shelf front positions and hence change for the period 1843 to 2008. Archival maps, aerial photographs and satellite images of the Antarctic Peninsula were used to reveal the past shape of the ice coastline. The coastlines were mapped in a GIS (ESRI Arc/Info) using a mosaic of Landsat TM imagery as a common reference. Over 2000 aerial photographs and over 100 satellite images were used to compile the...

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  • British Antarctic Survey
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  • University of Aberdeen
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  • University of Cambridge
  • Newcastle University
  • Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington