Abstract

This short movie tells the story of the making of the <a href="https://www.ga.gov.au/products/servlet/controller?event=GEOCAT_DETAILS&catno=70791">Radiometric Map of Australia</a>. Scientists at Geoscience Australia have, for the first time, been able to produce a map of Australia showing the distribution of the radioactive elements Potassium, Uranium and Thorium across the continent using airborne geophysical data that have taken over 30 years to acquire. This movie explores the questions: What have we done that is special; Why is it special; How did it all start - history; What is gamma-ray spectrometry; What was the problem encountered and how was it solved; Who uses the map. Flash movie is 17.7MB, 5 Minutes.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -8.0 East bound 155.0 West bound 110.0 South bound -44.0

Product Type/Sub Type

nonGeographicDataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2008-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

nonGeographicDataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

68258 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/68258/

Keywords

Multimedia
Movie
geophysics
mineral exploration
AU
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-8.0
East bound
155.0
West bound
110.0
South bound
-44.0

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

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Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address