A digital archive of human activity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica from 1902 to present

Summary

Abstract: 

Over the last half century, the McMurdo Dry Valleys (MDV) of East Antarctica have become a globally important site for scientific research and environmental monitoring. Historical data can make important contributions to current research activities and environmental management in Antarctica, but tend to be widely scattered and difficult to access. We address this need in the MDV by compiling over 5,000 historical photographs, sketches, maps, oral interviews, publications, and other archival resources into an online digital archive. The data have been digitized and georeferenced using a standardized metadata structure, which enables intuitive searches and data discovery via an online interface. The ultimate aim of the archive is to create as comprehensive as possible a record of human activity in the MDV to support ongoing research, management, and conservation efforts. This is a valuable tool for scientists seeking to understand the dynamics of change in lakes, glaciers, and other physical systems, as well as humanistic inquire into the history of the Southern continent. In addition to providing benchmarks for understanding change over time, the data can help target field sampling for studies working under the assumption of a pristine landscape by enabling researchers to identify the date and extent of past human activities. The full database is accessible via the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research site: http://mcmurdohistory.lternet.edu/.

Date Range: 

January 1, 1902 to June 28, 2016
Data Citation
Howkins, A., Chignell, S., Gullett, P., Fountain, A.G., Brett, M., Preciado, E. 2019. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: A digital archive of human activity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica from 1902 to present. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/6744cb28a544fda827805db123d36557. Dataset accessed 16 November 2019.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

EH - Archival Data

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Internal code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
IDENTIFIER
  • Label: Identifier
  • Definition: Internal code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TITLE
  • Label: Title
  • Definition: Name given to resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTENT
  • Label: Content
  • Definition: Text of document.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTENT_URL
  • Label: Content URL
  • Definition: Link to content on MCM Environmental History website.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CREATOR
  • Label: Creator
  • Definition: Primary author.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CREATOR_OTHER
  • Label: Other creator
  • Definition: Other authors (in order).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_PLACE
  • Label: Place
  • Definition: Primary place described by resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COVERAGE_LAT
  • Label: Latitude
  • Definition: Latitude (Y coordinate).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimalDegrees
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • BLANK = Missing
COVERAGE_LON
  • Label: Longitude
  • Definition: Longitude (X coordinate).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimalDegrees
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • BLANK = Missing
SUBJECT_ASSOCIATED_PLACES
  • Label: Associated places
  • Definition: Other places described by resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_PEOPLE
  • Label: People
  • Definition: People mentioned in the document.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_ACADEMIC_FIELD
  • Label: Academic field
  • Definition: Most relevant academic field(s).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_OTHER
  • Label: Other
  • Definition: Miscellaneous tags/keywords (e.g. IGY).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_SEASON
  • Label: Season
  • Definition: Season of creation and season(s) mentioned in text (if reasonable).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_SEASON
  • Label: Season
  • Definition: Season of creation.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_SEASON_YYYY
  • Label: Year
  • Definition: Year of creation.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_EXACT
  • Label: Date
  • Definition: Date of creation.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_DIGITAL
  • Label: Digitized date
  • Definition: Date digitized.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DESCRIPTION
  • Label: Notes
  • Definition: Additional notes.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FORMAT
  • Label: File format
  • Definition: File format (PDF or PNG or JPG).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DIGITIZATION_SPECIFICATIONS
  • Label: Digitization specifications
  • Definition: N/A
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Label: Contributor
  • Definition: Person(s) who went to the archive.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TYPE
  • Label: Type
  • Definition: Environmental history resource type (i.e., Archival Data).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COUNTRY
  • Label: Country
  • Definition: Countries related to the resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
LANGUAGE
  • Label: Language
  • Definition: Language(s) related to the resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RELATION
  • Label: Identification number
  • Definition: Identifier number(s) of related resource(s).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SOURCE
  • Label: Source
  • Definition: Archival reference (e.g. box 39).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
PUBLISHER
  • Label: Publisher
  • Definition: Name of archive.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
BIBLIOGRAPHIC_CITATION
  • Label: Bibliographic citation
  • Definition: Full bibliographic citation (Chicago style).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RIGHTS
  • Label: Rights
  • Definition: Copyright (copyright holder). Also note any special requirements.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

...or query the dataset by variables and dates of interest:

Description: 

EH - Bibliography

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Internal code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
IDENTIFIER
  • Label: Identifier
  • Definition: Internal code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TITLE
  • Label: Title
  • Definition: Name given to resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTENT
  • Label: Content
  • Definition: Text of article.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTENT_URL
  • Label: Content URL
  • Definition: Link to content on MCM Environmental History website.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CREATOR
  • Label: Creator
  • Definition: Primary author.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CREATOR_OTHER
  • Label: Other creator
  • Definition: Other authors (in order).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_PLACE
  • Label: Place
  • Definition: Primary place described by resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COVERAGE_LAT
  • Label: Latitude
  • Definition: Latitude (Y coordinate).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimalDegrees
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • BLANK = Missing
COVERAGE_LON
  • Label: Longitude
  • Definition: Longitude (X coordinate).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimalDegrees
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • BLANK = Missing
SUBJECT_ASSOCIATED_PLACES
  • Label: Associated places
  • Definition: Other places described by resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_PEOPLE
  • Label: People
  • Definition: People mentioned in the text (if reasonable).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_ACADEMIC_FIELD
  • Label: Academic field
  • Definition: Most relevant academic field(s).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_OTHER
  • Label: Other
  • Definition: Miscellaneous tags/keywords (e.g., IGY).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_SEASON
  • Label: Season
  • Definition: Season of creation and season(s) mentioned text (if reasonable).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_SEASON
  • Label: Season
  • Definition: Season of creation.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_SEASON_YYYY
  • Label: Year
  • Definition: Year of creation.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_EXACT
  • Label: Date
  • Definition: Date of creation.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_DIGITAL
  • Label: Digitized date
  • Definition: Date digitized.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DESCRIPTION
  • Label: Description
  • Definition: Abstract of publication or additional notes.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FORMAT
  • Label: File format
  • Definition: File format (PDF).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DIGITIZATION_SPECIFICATIONS
  • Label: Digitization specifications
  • Definition: N/A
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Label: Contributor
  • Definition: Digitizer (if applicable).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TYPE
  • Label: Type
  • Definition: Environmental history resource type (i.e., Bibliography).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COUNTRY
  • Label: Country
  • Definition: Countries related to the resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
LANGUAGE
  • Label: Language
  • Definition: Languages(s) related to the resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RELATION
  • Label: Identification number
  • Definition: Identifier number(s) of related resource(s).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SOURCE
  • Label: Source
  • Definition: Volume
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
PUBLISHER
  • Label: Publisher
  • Definition: Name of publication/publisher.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
PUBLISHER_LOCATION
  • Label: Publisher location
  • Definition: Location of publication/publisher.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
BIBLIOGRAPHIC_CITATION
  • Label: Bibliographic citation
  • Definition: Full bibliographic citation (Chicago style).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RIGHTS
  • Label: Rights
  • Definition: Copyright (copyright holder). Also note any special requirements.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

EH_BIBLIOGRAPHY.csv (485.04 KB)

...or query the dataset by variables and dates of interest:

Description: 

EH - Interviews

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Internal code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
IDENTIFIER
  • Label: Identifier
  • Definition: Internal code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TITLE
  • Label: Title
  • Definition: Name given to resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTENT
  • Label: Content
  • Definition: Text of transcript.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTENT_URL
  • Label: Content URL
  • Definition: Link to content on MCM Environmental History website.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CREATOR
  • Label: Creator
  • Definition: Interviewee.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CREATOR_OTHER
  • Label: Other creator
  • Definition: N/A
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_PLACE
  • Label: Place
  • Definition: Primary place described by resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COVERAGE_LAT
  • Label: Latitude
  • Definition: Latitude (Y coordinate).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimalDegrees
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • BLANK = Missing
COVERAGE_LON
  • Label: Longitude
  • Definition: Longitude (X coordinate).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimalDegrees
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • BLANK = Missing
SUBJECT_ASSOCIATED_PLACES
  • Label: Associated places
  • Definition: Other places described by resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_PEOPLE
  • Label: People
  • Definition: People mentioned in the text (if reasonable), including interviewee.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_ACADEMIC_FIELD
  • Label: Academic field
  • Definition: Most relevant academic field(s).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_OTHER
  • Label: Other
  • Definition: Miscellaneous tags/keywords (e.g. IGY).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_SEASON
  • Label: Season
  • Definition: Season of creation and season(s) mentioned in interview (if reasonable).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_SEASON
  • Label: Season
  • Definition: Season of interview.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_SEASON_YYYY
  • Label: Year
  • Definition: Year of interview.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_EXACT
  • Label: Date
  • Definition: Date of interview.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_DIGITAL
  • Label: Digitized date
  • Definition: Date digitized.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DESCRIPTION
  • Label: Notes
  • Definition: Additional notes.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FORMAT
  • Label: File format
  • Definition: File format (PDF and/or WAV).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DIGITIZATION_SPECIFICATIONS
  • Label: Digitization specifications
  • Definition: N/A
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Label: Interviewer(s).
  • Definition: Person(s) who went to the archive.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TYPE
  • Label: Type
  • Definition: Environmental history resource type (i.e., Interview).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COUNTRY
  • Label: Country
  • Definition: Countries related to the resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
LANGUAGE
  • Label: Language
  • Definition: Language(s) related to the resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RELATION
  • Label: Identification number
  • Definition: Identifier number(s) of related resource(s).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SOURCE
  • Label: Source
  • Definition: N/A
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
PUBLISHER
  • Label: Publisher
  • Definition: U.S. National Science Foundation.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
BIBLIOGRAPHIC_CITATION
  • Label: Bibliographic citation
  • Definition: Full bibliographic citation (Chicago style).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RIGHTS
  • Label: Rights
  • Definition: Copyright (copyright holder). Also note any special requirements.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

...or query the dataset by variables and dates of interest:

Description: 

EH - Maps

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Internal code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
IDENTIFIER
  • Label: Identifier
  • Definition: Internal code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TITLE
  • Label: Title
  • Definition: Name given to resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTENT
  • Label: Content
  • Definition: N/A
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTENT_URL
  • Label: Content URL
  • Definition: Link to content on MCM Environmental History website.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CREATOR
  • Label: Creator
  • Definition: Primary author.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CREATOR_OTHER
  • Label: Other creator
  • Definition: Other authors (in order).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_PLACE
  • Label: Place
  • Definition: Primary focus of map (e.g., Taylor Valley).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COVERAGE_LAT
  • Label: Latitude
  • Definition: Latitude (Y coordinate).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimalDegrees
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • BLANK = Missing
COVERAGE_LON
  • Label: Longitude
  • Definition: Longitude (X coordinate).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimalDegrees
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • BLANK = Missing
SUBJECT_ASSOCIATED_PLACES
  • Label: Associated places
  • Definition: Other places on map.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_PEOPLE
  • Label: People
  • Definition: N/A
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_ACADEMIC_FIELD
  • Label: Academic field
  • Definition: Most relevant academic field(s).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_OTHER
  • Label: Other
  • Definition: Miscellaneous tags/keywords (e.g. IGY).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_SEASON
  • Label: Season
  • Definition: Season of creation and season(s) mentioned in map (if reasonable).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_SEASON
  • Label: Season
  • Definition: Season of creation/publication.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_SEASON_YYYY
  • Label: Year
  • Definition: Year of creation/publication.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_EXACT
  • Label: Date
  • Definition: Date of creation/publication.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_DIGITAL
  • Label: Digitized date
  • Definition: Date digitized.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DESCRIPTION
  • Label: Notes
  • Definition: Additional notes.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FORMAT
  • Label: File format
  • Definition: File format (PDF or PNG).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DIGITIZATION_SPECIFICATIONS
  • Label: Digitization specifications
  • Definition: DPI
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Label: Contributor
  • Definition: Digitizer.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TYPE
  • Label: Type
  • Definition: Environmental history resource type (i.e., Map).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COUNTRY
  • Label: Country
  • Definition: Countries related to the resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
LANGUAGE
  • Label: Language
  • Definition: Language(s) related to the resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RELATION
  • Label: Identification number
  • Definition: Identifier number(s) of related resource(s).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SOURCE
  • Label: Source
  • Definition: Archival reference (if appropriate).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
PUBLISHER
  • Label: Publisher
  • Definition: Name of archive/publication/publisher.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
BIBLIOGRAPHIC_CITATION
  • Label: Bibliographic citation
  • Definition: Full bibliographic citation (Chicago style).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RIGHTS
  • Label: Rights
  • Definition: Copyright (copyright holder). Also note any special requirements.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

EH_MAPS.csv (2.21 KB)

...or query the dataset by variables and dates of interest:

Description: 

EH - Photographs

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Internal code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
IDENTIFIER
  • Label: Identifier
  • Definition: Internal code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TITLE
  • Label: Title
  • Definition: Name given to resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTENT
  • Label: Content
  • Definition: N/A.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTENT_URL
  • Label: Content URL
  • Definition: Link to content on MCM Environmental History website.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CREATOR
  • Label: Creator
  • Definition: Photographer.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CREATOR_OTHER
  • Label: Other creator
  • Definition: N/A.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_PLACE
  • Label: Place
  • Definition: Primary place in image (prioritize human structures).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COVERAGE_LAT
  • Label: Latitude
  • Definition: Latitude (Y coordinate).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimalDegrees
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • BLANK = Missing
COVERAGE_LON
  • Label: Longitude
  • Definition: Longitude (X coordinate).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimalDegrees
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • BLANK = Missing
SUBJECT_ASSOCIATED_PLACES
  • Label: Associated places
  • Definition: Other places in image.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_PEOPLE
  • Label: People
  • Definition: People in photograph (left to right).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_ACADEMIC_FIELD
  • Label: Academic field
  • Definition: Most relevant academic field(s).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_OTHER
  • Label: Other
  • Definition: Miscellaneous tags/keywords (e.g. IGY).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_SEASON
  • Label: Season
  • Definition: Season of creation.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_SEASON
  • Label: Season
  • Definition: Season of creation.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_SEASON_YYYY
  • Label: Year
  • Definition: Year of creation.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_EXACT
  • Label: Date
  • Definition: Date of creation.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_DIGITAL
  • Label: Digitized date
  • Definition: Date digitized.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DESCRIPTION
  • Label: Notes
  • Definition: Additional notes.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FORMAT
  • Label: File format
  • Definition: File format (PNG or JPG).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DIGITIZATION_SPECIFICATIONS
  • Label: Digitization specifications
  • Definition: DPI.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Label: Contributor
  • Definition: Digitizer.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TYPE
  • Label: Type
  • Definition: Environmental history resource type (i.e., Photograph).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COUNTRY
  • Label: Country
  • Definition: Countries related to the resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
LANGUAGE
  • Label: Language
  • Definition: Language(s) related to the resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RELATION
  • Label: Identification number
  • Definition: Identifier number(s) of related resource(s).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SOURCE
  • Label: Source
  • Definition: Archival reference (if appropriate).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
PUBLISHER
  • Label: Publisher
  • Definition: Name of archive/publication/publisher (if appropriate).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
BIBLIOGRAPHIC_CITATION
  • Label: Bibliographic citation
  • Definition: Full bibliographic citation (Chicago style).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RIGHTS
  • Label: Rights
  • Definition: Copyright (copyright holder). Also note any special requirements.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

...or query the dataset by variables and dates of interest:

Description: 

EH - Sketches

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: Dataset code
  • Definition: Internal code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
IDENTIFIER
  • Label: Identifier
  • Definition: Internal code.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TITLE
  • Label: Title
  • Definition: Name given to resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTENT
  • Label: Content
  • Definition: N/A.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTENT_URL
  • Label: Content URL
  • Definition: Link to content on MCM Environmental History website.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CREATOR
  • Label: Creator
  • Definition: Primary author.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CREATOR_OTHER
  • Label: Other creator
  • Definition: Other authors (in order).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_PLACE
  • Label: Place
  • Definition: Primary place in image (prioritize human structures).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COVERAGE_LAT
  • Label: Latitude
  • Definition: Latitude (Y coordinate).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimalDegrees
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • BLANK = Missing
COVERAGE_LON
  • Label: Longitude
  • Definition: Longitude (X coordinate).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: decimalDegrees
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • BLANK = Missing
SUBJECT_ASSOCIATED_PLACES
  • Label: Associated places
  • Definition: Other places in image.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_PEOPLE
  • Label: People
  • Definition: People in sketch (left to right).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_ACADEMIC_FIELD
  • Label: Academic field
  • Definition: Most relevant academic field(s).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_OTHER
  • Label: Other
  • Definition: Miscellaneous tags/keywords (e.g. IGY).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SUBJECT_SEASON
  • Label: Season
  • Definition: Season of creation.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_SEASON
  • Label: Season
  • Definition: Season of creation.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_SEASON_YYYY
  • Label: Year
  • Definition: Year of creation.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_EXACT
  • Label: Date
  • Definition: Date of creation.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_DIGITAL
  • Label: Digitized date
  • Definition: Date digitized.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DESCRIPTION
  • Label: Notes
  • Definition: Additional notes.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FORMAT
  • Label: File format
  • Definition: File format (PNG).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DIGITIZATION_SPECIFICATIONS
  • Label: Digitization specifications
  • Definition: DPI.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Label: Contributor
  • Definition: Digitizer.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
TYPE
  • Label: Type
  • Definition: Environmental history resource type (i.e., Sketch).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
COUNTRY
  • Label: Country
  • Definition: Countries related to the resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
LANGUAGE
  • Label: Language
  • Definition: Language(s) related to the resource.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RELATION
  • Label: Identification number
  • Definition: Identifier number(s) of related resource(s).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
SOURCE
  • Label: Source
  • Definition: Archival reference (if appropriate).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
PUBLISHER
  • Label: Publisher
  • Definition: Name of archive/publication/publisher (if appropriate).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
BIBLIOGRAPHIC_CITATION
  • Label: Bibliographic citation
  • Definition: Full bibliographic citation (Chicago style).
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RIGHTS
  • Label: Rights
  • Definition: Copyright (copyright holder). Also note any special requirements.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

EH_SKETCHES.csv (17.57 KB)

...or query the dataset by variables and dates of interest:

Short name: 

EH

Dataset ID: 

10003