[Location: Location_Category='CONTINENT', Location_Type='ANTARCTICA', Detailed_Location='TERRA NOVA BAY']
The Italian Meteo-Climatological Observatory in Antarctica: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements by means of an Automatic Weather Station NetworkEntry ID: Meteo_Clim_Observ_pressure
Abstract: A network for atmospheric pressure measurements was started with 4 Automatic Weather Stations in 1987 around Terra Nova Bay (North Victoria Land). It provides continuous meteo-climatological data and information, according to standard and reliable procedures, making use of robust methodologies and testing new procedures. At present, we operate a network of 13 Automatic Weather Stations working year-round plus 3 working during summer only. Data are achieved, validated, archived and diffused, and instruments are maintained.
Data Set Citation
Online Resource: http://www.climantartide.it/
Start Date: 1987-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality Sensor are: VAISALA DPA12 transducer, with an accuracy of +/- 0.5 hPa, measuring pressure by three independent aneroid capsules that change their capacity depending on pressure variations. VAISALA PTB200 transducer
Use Constraints Property of the P.I. for 5 years
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Hard Disk
Distribution Format: PC - DOS - ISO 9660
Fees: Free after 5th year
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Bromwich D.H. and A. Pellegrini (1990): Katabatic wind events during the
summer half-year at Tethys Bay site, Terra Nova Bay. Proc. of the 2nd Workshop
'The Italian Research on Antarctic Atmosphere', Porano (Italy), Oct. 1989.SIF
Conf.Proc., 27, p.153.
Bromwich D.H., T.R Parish, A.Pellegrini, C.R. Stearns and G.A. Weidner
(1993): Spatial and temporal characteristics of the intense katabatic winds at
Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica. 'Antarctic Meteorology and Climatolgy: Studies
based on Automatic Weather Stations' Antarctic research Series, Vol. 61, pp.4
Pellegrini A., A.M. Della Vedova, P. Grigioni and R. De Silvestri (1997):
Meteorological Conditions during Snowfall at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica . In
The Oceanography of the Ross Sea, G. Manzella and G. Spezie Eds.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-10-14