Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3103–3114, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3103–3114, 2021

Data description paper 02 Jul 2021

Data description paper | 02 Jul 2021

Coastal complexity of the Antarctic continent

Richard Porter-Smith et al.

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This study quantifies the characteristic complexity signatures around the Antarctic outer coastal margin, giving a multiscale estimate of the magnitude and direction of undulation or complexity at each point location along the entire coastline. It has numerous applications for both geophysical and biological studies and will contribute to Antarctic research requiring quantitative information about this important interface.