The quantity of fuel used by generator sets and boilers at Casey, Davis, Mawson and Macquarie Island stations as measured on a monthly basis and reported in the monthly reports from the Station Plant Inspectors to the Kingston (Head Office) Mechanical Supervisor.
TYPE OF INDICATOR
There are three types of indicators used in this report:
1.Describes the CONDITION of important elements of a system;
2.Show the extent of the major PRESSURES exerted on a system;
3.Determine RESPONSES to either condition or changes in the condition of a system.
This indicator is one of: PRESSURE
RATIONALE FOR INDICATOR SELECTION
The amount of fuel used in Antarctica for power generation and heating is proportional to environmental impact due to the emissions released.
Special Antarctic Blend (SAB), a light diesel like fuel, is used at the stations to power the station generator sets, to provide heat through boilers, and to run plant and equipment including the station incinerator and vehicles.
DESIGN AND STRATEGY FOR INDICATOR MONITORING PROGRAM
Spatial scale: Australian Antarctic stations: Casey (lat 66 deg 16' 54.5& S, long 110 deg 31' 39.4& E), Davis (lat 68 deg 34' 35.8& S, long 77 deg 58' 02.6& E), Mawson (lat 67 deg 36' 09.7& S, long 62 deg 52' 25.7& E) and Macquarie Island (lat 54 deg 37' 59.9& S, long 158 deg 52' 59.9& E).
Frequency: Monthly reports
Measurement technique: The figures are obtained by direct reading of gauges on the stations on a regular basis. The data are recorded in the Plant Inspectors monthly reports.
In the future, it is planned to automate the collection of most of this data.
LINKS TO OTHER INDICATORS
SOE Indicator 1 - Monthly mean air temperatures at Australian Antarctic stations.
SOE Indicator 2 - Highest monthly air temperatures at Australian Antarctic Stations
SOE Indicator 3 - Lowest monthly air temperatures at Australian Antarctic Stations
SOE Indicator 4 - Monthly mean lower stratospheric temperatures above Australian Antarctic Stations
SOE Indicator 7 - Monthly mean of three-hourly wind speeds (m/s)
SOE Indicator 48 - Station and ship person days
SOE Indicator 57 - Monthly total of fuel used by station incinerators
SOE Indicator 58 - Monthly total of fuel used by station vehicles
SOE Indicator 59 - Monthly electricity usage
SOE Indicator 60 - Total helicopter hours
SOE Indicator 61 - Total potable water consumption
SOE Indicator 65 - Station footprint for Australian Antarctic stations