Automatic Weather Station Data from Dome A (Argus) in AntarcticaEntry ID: DomeA_AWS
Abstract: Automatic Weather Station data from Dome A (Argus), Antarctica.
Available data currently range from 2005-2011.
With a surface elevation of 4093 m, Dome Argus (Dome A) is the highest place in Antarctica, though one of the least-known places on the globe. It lies near one end of an elongate ridge (about 60 km long and 10 km wide). The ice thickness there is more than 3000 m, overlaying the ... subglacial Gamburtsev Mountains. Palaeo-scientists consider it suitable for collecting an ice core that will provide a record of past climate and atmospheric gas composition going back more than one million years.
The AWS measures:
- wind speed
- air temperature - with sensors mounted on mast arms at 1 m, 2 m and 4 m above the snow surface
- snow temperature at 0.1 m, 1 m, 3 m and 10 m depth
- atmospheric pressure
- wind direction
- incoming solar radiation
- relative humidity
- snow-fall rate.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Heil, P.
Dataset Title: Automatic Weather Station Data from Dome A (Argus) in Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2013-08-16
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data CentreOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 2005-01-01Stop Date: 2011-12-31
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW
ISO Topic Category
Quality The Dome A automatic weather station has temperature sensors at different heights, which allows us to measure the microclimate of the region. Above the snow, sensors appear at one metre, two metres and four metres, while below the snow they appear at 0.1 metres, one metre, three metres and 10 metres.
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=DomeA_AWS when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 719 kb
Distribution Format: Net CDF
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6226 7646
Fax: +61 3 6226 7650
Email: petra.heil at utas.edu.au
Antarctic CRC GPO Box 252 - 80 University of Tasmania
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-08-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-11