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Meteorology and hydrology observation, surface mass balance components, blowing snow and boundary layer, from the coast to the plateau
Entry ID: 1013_0_IPEV_FR

Abstract: English:

The data originate from the CALVA~=, or CALVA-ACDC, program: CALibrations and Validations of meteorological and climate models in Antarctica, from the Ad�lie land Coast to the Dome C.

Meteorological data result from surface atmospheric boundary layer and precipitation observations at Dome C, surface energy balance, blowing snow and catabatic boundary layer campaigns at the coast.

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Description: CALVA~= project
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -75.0   E: 140.0   W: 120.0
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 3250

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Christophe Genthon
Dataset Title: Dr
Dataset Series Name: CALVA - meterology
Dataset Release Date: 0000-00-00
Dataset Release Place:
Online Resource:
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 minute - < 1 hour
ISO Topic Category
Quality Quality is hard to assess at Dome C, as commercial instruments are used but are not validated for such conditions (cold, frost).

Otherwise, commercial instrument accuracy. Instruments are from recognized manufacturers / providers such as Campbell, Vaisala, Biral, etc.
Access Constraints Please contact investigators
Use Constraints Please contact data providers.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: ELECTRONIC MEDIA > Online Internet (HTTP)

Distribution Media: ELECTRONIC MEDIA > Online FTP
Genthon C., P. Lardeux, et G. Krinner, 2007. The surface accumulation and ablation of a blue ice area near Cap Prudhomme, Ad�lie Land, Antarctica, J. Glaciol. 53, Vol. 183, 635-645.

Genthon C., M. Town, D. Six, V. Favier, S. Argentini, A. Pellegrini, 2009. Meteorological atmospheric boundary layer measurements and ECMWF Analyses during summer at Dome C, Antarctica, J. Geophys. Res, in press.

Rabier F., et al., 2009. The Concordiasi project in Antarctica, Bull. Am. Met. Soc., submitted
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-09-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-10-18

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