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The concentration of combustion engine particulates, the organic fraction of the particulates and the sources of the particulates identified by isotopic analysis from snow and ice samples near Scott Base
Entry ID: K016_1993_1994_NZ_1


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Summary
Abstract: The McMurdo Dry Valleys contain negligible snow and ice, while being surrounded by other glaciated valleys and snow covered mountains. The mechanisms causing the valleys and maintaining them were not established, prior to this study. The aims of this project were to understand the physical mechanisms leading to the existence of the dry valleys, to compare data against models so that the models can be used elsewhere and to investigate whether global warming will dry out glaciated valley's elsewhere. Ten micro-meteorological sites were established throughout the length and breadth of the valley. These measured temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, pressure, sunlight and heat transfer to the surface. Data was recorded automatically every 5-15 minutes at each site. The data was used in models to determine the effects of global warming on glaciated valleys.
Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.25 S: -77.75  E: 163.0  W: 160.5

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-11-15
Stop Date: 1993-12-09


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


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE 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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