Air Temperature Conditions and Climatic-Geomorphological Characteristics of James Ross Island, Antarctic Peninsula
Entry ID: CDA_AR_GEO_J.ROSS_CLIMATOLOGY

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Summary
Abstract: Air temperature observations were carried out in Riscos Rink, James Ross Island
during 1995 and 1996. Mean annual air temperature, and freezing and thawing
indices in 1996 were -6.8 degrees C, 274 and 240 degrees C days, respectively.
There are more than 100 freeze-thaw days in a year. These conditions favor the
development of some kinds of periglacial landforms. The climatic
geomorphologic characteristics of James Ross Island are discussed based on
freezing and thawing indexes.

This study was carried out within a Joint Research Program of the
Instituto Antartico Argentino and the Institute of Low Temperature
Science, with the logistic support of the DNA and the Fuerza Aerea
Argentina.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -62.83   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-12-31
Originating Center
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Dataset ID: CDA_AR_GEO_J.ROSS_CLIMATOLOGY

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Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-11-03
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