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Wind profiles of the Wright Valley using an acoustic wind profiler measuring wind speed and direction and dry bulb temperature
Entry ID: K016_1990_1991_NZ_1


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Summary
Abstract: A new acoustic wind profiler was tested in the Wright Valley on the slopes of Mount Odin. This instrument may have the advantage of providing continuous vertical profiles of wind speed and direction and being portable should be useable at a number of sites. Fixed instrument sites were established at 95m (Vanda Station), 200m, 750m and 1070m up the face of Mount Odin in the Wright Valley. These sites measured wind speed and direction and dry bulb temperature. In addition to the data collection at fixed sites, two traverses were completed on foot and measurements taken using hand held instruments. Two days were also spent trekking down the valley, taking measurements with hand held instruments and becoming familiar with the terrain. The instrument was tested for consistent operation at Vanda station, and then installed at a site 750m up Mount Odin. It operated successfully at this site, as evidence by real time video display. Unfortunately, an in the field software change to compress the data on disk caused total loss of data from the profiler from this site.
Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.5833 S: -77.5833  E: 161.65  W: 161.65

Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > WRIGHT VALLEY
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MOUNT ODIN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SUNSHINE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Instrument
MMS >Meteorological Measurement System    [Information]


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
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
PAUL D. MARTIN
Role: INVESTIGATOR


STUART BRADLEY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 Extn 88886
Fax: +64 9 373 7445
Email: s.bradley at auckland.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Physics
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92016
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand


CEISHA POIROT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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


Publications/References
Martin, P. D. 1996. Mesoscale climate of an Antarctic dry valley. MSc thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-06


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