Parameters

This is a list of parameters that are measured for the State of the Environment indicators. Use the properties link to view details of a parameter in a separate window.

ParameterUnit of measure Properties Used in the following Indicators
% Cover of Bryophytes - Bryophyte Community % Properties 72 Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics
% Cover of Bryophytes - Lichen Community % Properties 72 Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics
% Cover of Bryophytes - Transitional Community % Properties 72 Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics
% Cover of Crustose Lichens - Bryophyte Community % Properties 72 Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics
% Cover of Crustose Lichens - Lichen Community % Properties 72 Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics
% Cover of Crustose Lichens - Transitional Community % Properties 72 Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics
% Cover of Macrolichens - Bryophyte Community % Properties 72 Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics
% Cover of Macrolichens - Lichen Community % Properties 72 Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics
% Cover of Macrolichens - Transitional Community % Properties 72 Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics
% Cover of Moribund Bryophytes - Bryophyte Community % Properties 72 Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics
% Cover of Moribund Bryophytes - Lichen Community % Properties 72 Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics
% Cover of Moribund Bryophytes - Transitional Community % Properties 72 Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics
Absolute temperature Kelvin Properties 14 Midwinter atmospheric temperature at altitude 87km
Acids Litres Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Air pressure hPa Properties 8 Monthly mean atmospheric pressure at Australian Antarctic Stations
Air Pressure Anomaly hPa Properties 8 Monthly mean atmospheric pressure at Australian Antarctic Stations
Air Temperature deg C Properties 2 Highest monthly air temperatures at Australian Antarctic Stations 3 Lowest monthly air temperatures at Australian Antarctic Stations 1 Monthly mean air temperatures at Australian Antarctic Stations 4 Monthly mean lower stratospheric temperatures above Australian Antarctic Stations 5 Monthly mean mid-tropospheric temperatures above Australian Antarctic Stations
Air Temperature Anomaly deg C Properties 2 Highest monthly air temperatures at Australian Antarctic Stations 3 Lowest monthly air temperatures at Australian Antarctic Stations 1 Monthly mean air temperatures at Australian Antarctic Stations 4 Monthly mean lower stratospheric temperatures above Australian Antarctic Stations 5 Monthly mean mid-tropospheric temperatures above Australian Antarctic Stations
Alkaline Batteries kg Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Aluminium Kilograms Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Amount of uncrushed rubble removed cubic metres Properties 86 Quarry Operations at Australian Antarctic Stations
Asbestos Contaminated Materials kg Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Ash kg Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide - C13 isotope concentration per mil Properties 11 Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gas species
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide concentration ppm Properties 11 Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gas species
Atmospheric Carbon Monoxide concentration ppb Properties 11 Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gas species
Atmospheric Hydrogen concentration ppb Properties 11 Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gas species
Atmospheric methane concentration ppb Properties 11 Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gas species
Atmospheric nitrous oxide concentration ppb Properties 11 Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gas species
Biological oxygen demand mg/l Properties 51 Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) of wastewater discharged from Australian Antarctic Stations
Brass Kilograms Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Cardboard kilograms Properties 54 Amount of waste incinerated at Australian Antarctic Stations 53 Waste returned to Australia
Chemicals litres Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Coliforms organisms per 100 ml Properties 83 Quality of Potable Water at Australian Antarctic and Subantarctic Stations
Co-mingled glass and plastics kilograms Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Conductivity micro Siemens per centimetre Properties 83 Quality of Potable Water at Australian Antarctic and Subantarctic Stations
Cooking Oil and Fat Litres Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Copper Kilograms Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Daily UV flux SED Properties 10 Daily broad-band ultra-violet radiation observations using biologically effective UVR detectors
E. coli organisms per 100 ml Properties 83 Quality of Potable Water at Australian Antarctic and Subantarctic Stations
fluorescent lights Items Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Food - General kilograms Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Food - Spoiled Fruit and Vegetables kilograms Properties 54 Amount of waste incinerated at Australian Antarctic Stations
Fuel usage litres Properties 56 Monthly fuel usage of the generator sets and boilers 57 Monthly incinerator fuel usage of Australian Antarctic Stations 58 Monthly total of fuel used by vehicles at Australian Antarctic Stations
Fuels/fuel slops Kilograms Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Glycol litres Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Grey Water litres Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Hours of crusher operation hours Properties 86 Quarry Operations at Australian Antarctic Stations
Hours of Drilling Operation hours Properties 86 Quarry Operations at Australian Antarctic Stations
Human Waste from the Field kilograms Properties 54 Amount of waste incinerated at Australian Antarctic Stations
Hydroponics Waste kilograms Properties 54 Amount of waste incinerated at Australian Antarctic Stations
Illness rate consultations/person year Properties 49 Medical consultations per person year
Injury rate consultations/ person year Properties 49 Medical consultations per person year
Kitchen Scraps kilograms Properties 54 Amount of waste incinerated at Australian Antarctic Stations
Lead-Acid Batteries Kilograms Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Lithium Batteries Kilograms Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Medical Waste kilograms Properties 54 Amount of waste incinerated at Australian Antarctic Stations
Miscellaneous Waste kilograms Properties 54 Amount of waste incinerated at Australian Antarctic Stations
NiCd Batteries Kilograms Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Number of blast holes drilled Properties 86 Quarry Operations at Australian Antarctic Stations
Number of breeding females - Full census Properties 31 Annual population estimates of Southern Elephant Seals at Macquarie Island
Number of breeding females - Partial census Properties 31 Annual population estimates of Southern Elephant Seals at Macquarie Island
Number of quarry blasts Properties 86 Quarry Operations at Australian Antarctic Stations
Oil Litres Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Oil filters Kilograms Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Oily waters Litres Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Other waste Kilograms Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Oxidisers Litres Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Paint Litres Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Paper Products Kilograms Properties 54 Amount of waste incinerated at Australian Antarctic Stations 53 Waste returned to Australia
Parts Wash litres Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Person-days person days Properties 48 Station and ship person days
pH Properties 83 Quality of Potable Water at Australian Antarctic and Subantarctic Stations
Photo Waste kg Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Pole height at Deep Lake, Davis m Properties 62 Water levels of Deep Lake, Vestfold Hills
Pole height at Deep Lake, Davis (2nd) m Properties 62 Water levels of Deep Lake, Vestfold Hills
Science Waste kilograms Properties 54 Amount of waste incinerated at Australian Antarctic Stations
Sewage Sludge litres Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Solvents Litres Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Station electricity usage kWh Properties 59 Monthly electricity usage at Australian Antarctic Stations
Steel Kilograms Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Steel Cans Kilograms Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Steel Drums number Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Suspended solids mg/l Properties 52 Suspended solids (SS) content of wastewater discharged from Australian Antarctic Stations
Textiles waste kilograms Properties 54 Amount of waste incinerated at Australian Antarctic Stations
Total column ozone DU Properties 9 Daily records of total column ozone at Macquarie Island
Total incinerated waste Kilograms Properties 54 Amount of waste incinerated at Australian Antarctic Stations
Total material returned to Australia Kilograms Properties 53 Waste returned to Australia
Total water consumption litres Properties 61 Total potable water consumption at Australian Antarctic Stations
Turbidity NTU Properties 83 Quality of Potable Water at Australian Antarctic and Subantarctic Stations
Volume of discharge litres Properties 50 Volume of wastewater discharged from Australian Antarctic Stations 53 Waste returned to Australia
Water consumption per person litres/person/day Properties 61 Total potable water consumption at Australian Antarctic Stations
Water level m Properties 62 Water levels of Deep Lake, Vestfold Hills
Water Temperature deg C Properties 62 Water levels of Deep Lake, Vestfold Hills
Wood and Wood Products kilograms Properties 54 Amount of waste incinerated at Australian Antarctic Stations 53 Waste returned to Australia