[Location: Location_Category='CONTINENT', Location_Type='ANTARCTICA', Detailed_Location='MCMURDO DRY VALLEYS']
Frozen dunes: An indicator of climate variability, McMurdo Dry Valleys, AntarcticaEntry ID: ASAC_2386
Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2386
See the link below for public details on this project.
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'Frozen dunes: An indicator of climate variability, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctic'. This is a two year study involving scientists from Australia and New Zealand, which aims to use the internal structure of frozen sand dunes to identify climate change in the ... unique hyper-arid region of the McMurdo Dry Valleys.
This metadata record describes data collected from an automatic weather station (AWS) situated in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica.
The download file contains an excel spreadsheet, which provides some general site information about the location of the AWS, as well as ten minute observations from the end of November 2004 to early December 2004.
The fields in this dataset are:
Wind Speed (m/s)
Gust Speed (m/s)
Temperature (degrees C)
Wind Direction (degrees)
Solar Radiation (W/m^2)
Dew Point (degrees C)
Relative Humidity (%)
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Start Date: 2004-11-29Stop Date: 2004-12-07
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > DUNES
Quality Missing ten minutes of data due to station service between 2004-12-03, 07:27:24.0 and 2004-12-03, 7:37:23
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_2386 when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: ftp
Distribution Format: text, Word
Ellwood, M.J., and Hunter, K.A., 2000, Variations in the Zn/Si record over the
last interglacial transition, Paleoceanography, Vol. 15 , No. 5 , p. 506.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-11-27