Physical Basis for Forecasting Strong Wind Events in the Antarctic Coastal Regions
Entry ID: ASAC_632

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Summary
Abstract: The data set generated in this project is a long (10 years) climate model simulation, with the data over the Antarctic coastal region extracted. A subsidiary data set is episodes of strong simulated surface winds, particularly in the Casey region.

From the abstract of one of the referenced papers:

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -45.0   S: -80.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-02-01
Stop Date: 1990-03-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 4 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 4 degrees
Temporal Resolution: 15 min
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Data and analysis techniques

The data analyses on which the current study is based are the 2300 GMT numerical analyses from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne Australia. These analyses are contained on a 47x47 polar stereographic grid centred on the south pole, giving a resolution of approximately 500 km. The earlier years of this analyses set have been used in a wide range of studies.
The data used cover the 2300 GMT analyses for the 15-year period, February 1975 to March 1990.
Access Constraints A pdf copy of one of the referenced papers is available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference at the provided URL when using these data.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 2.3 MB
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 9344 7216
Fax: +61 3 9344 7761
Email: simmonds at unimelb.edu.au
Contact Address:
University of Melbourne
School of Earth Sciences
City: PARKVILLE
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3052
Country: Australia
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Publications/References
Jones D.A., Simmonds I. (1994) A climatology of Southern Hemisphere anticyclones. Climate Dynamics 10. 333-348

Murphy B., Simmonds I. (1993) An analysis of strong wind events simulated in a GCM near Casey in the Antarctic. Monthly Weather Review 121. 522
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-29
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