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Measurements of the transmission of UV light to infrared light through different samples of snow around Scott Base
Entry ID: K041_1997_1998_NZ_2

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Abstract: The transmission of light through snow depends not only on the cleanliness but also on the size of the snow particles. The transmission properties are directly related to the reflection properties and the reflection of snow plays a major role in the radiation balance which determines the earth's equilibrium temperature. The transmission of UV to infrared light through snow in the vicinity of Scott ... View entire text
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  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 1

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Start Date: 1997-11-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31
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Beaglehole, D. Ramanathan, B. Rumberg, J. 1998 The UV and IR transmittance of Antarctic snow. Journal of geophysical research 103(8): 8849-8857
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-21
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