Abstract

This report describes the field survey carried out in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia by Geoscience Australia (GA) staff for the Coastal Geomorphology and Classification Subproject (CG) of the Coastal Water Habitat Mapping Project (CWHM). It documents the various sampling techniques and procedures used to collect surface and subsurface samples from the Sound; details of the vibracores and grab samples recovered and the proposed analyses to be performed on these samples. The results of the analysis of the grab samples will be used to classify the various surface sediment types encountered as well as map their distribution within Cockburn Sound. The analysis and interpretation of the vibracores will allow the reconstruction of the stratigraphic framework of Cockburn Sound. This information will be used in conjunction with the findings of the other subprojects in the CWHM Project. For example, it will assist in ground-truthing the results of the both the single and multi-beam sonar surveys that have and are to be carried out within Cockburn Sound by Curtin University. It will also provide key substrate information for incorporation into a more comprehensive benthic habitat classification for the sound.
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2004

Product Type

dataset

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Keywords

External Publication
Report
marine
geomorphology
Earth Sciences

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English

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utf8

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unclassified

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North bound
-32.07
East bound
115.77
West bound
115.66
South bound
-32.28

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pdf

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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

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

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1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2010-03-18

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Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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please contact the Geoscience Australia Sales Centre via:

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1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
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