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Observations of the circulation of winds in the Wright Valley using an acoustic sounder, pilot balloons and airsondes
Entry ID: K172_1988_1989_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Previous meteorological measurements in the Dry Valley region of South Victoria Land have shown that during summer, there is a well developed diurnal local circulation driven by solar heating/convective effects. This results in winds which alternate between westerlies and easterlies in the Wright Valley. The aim of this study was to investigate the summer wind circulation at Lake Vanda in the ... View entire text
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Description: The climate is held in the NIWA's National Climate Database through the web interface CliFlo. Vanda station Climate Database identifier is: 6222
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.53   S: -77.53   E: 161.55   W: 161.55

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-12-12
Stop Date: 1989-01-12
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Data Set Progress
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Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 4 386 0472
Fax: +64 4 386 2153
Email: e.lewthwaite at niwa.co.nz
Contact Address:
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd.
Private Bag 14901
City: Wellington
Postal Code: 6021
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
McKendry, I.G. Lewthwaite, E.W.D. 1990 The vertical structure of summertime local winds in the Wright Valley, Antarctica. Boundary-layer meteorology 51(4): 321-342

McKendry, I.G. Lewthwaite, E.W.D. 1992 Summertime along-valley wind variations in the Wright Valley, Antarctica. International journal of climatology 12(6): 587-596
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-07-02

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