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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; location; imager reference/how identified; locality; size (longest axis); area; type (as per Hutchinson's lake classification); reference - any existing scientific work on the lake; salinity; depth; x co-ordinate; y co-ordinate. Many of the lakes are previously unknown, and very few have been studied before. The list represents the first attempt to collate all the lakes in the area into one usable dataset.

The data is available as a down-loadable text file with point co-ordinates, or as a polygon coverage downloadable from the Antarctic Digital database.

Antarctic Peninsula, Lakes, limnology

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