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Measurements of the polarisation of the Antarctic sky from the sea ice edge at Cape Bird and from a ship journey from Hobart to McMurdo Sound
Entry ID: K041_1997_1998_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The polarisation of the Antarctic sky was captured near the sea ice edge at Cape Bird to complement previous studies of the sky polarisation seen at Wellington (New Zealand), Scott Base, Tent Island and at Lake Vanda (Antarctica). The polarisation was seen to change from one site to another due to albedo effects (the way the light reflects from the surrounding ground) being much higher in ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-11-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31
Instrument
POLARIMETERS Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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 4 473 7749
Fax: +64 4 473 2686
Email: david.beaglehole at beaglehole.com
Contact Address:
Beaglehole Instruments Ltd
32 Salamanca Road
Kelburn
City: Wellington
Postal Code: 6012
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Beaglehole, D. Ramanathan, B. Rumberg, J. 1998 The UV and IR transmittance of Antarctic snow. Journal of geophysical research 103(8): 8849-8857
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-06

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