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Determination of wind flow patterns and analysis of snow samples for airborne pollutants around Scott Base
Entry ID: K088_1994_1995_NZ_1


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Summary
Abstract: The transport of pollutants from an occupied Antarctic Station (Scott Base) to the surrounding snow was investigated. Density balloons were tracked constantly at low levels throughout the area in light winds to establish details of the local air flows. 35 tetrahedral balloons were flown during the first 12 days of December, 1994 and the likely sites of impact of the station plume on adjacent snowfields were determined. Chemical analyses of ice cores from permanent snow near the downwind trajectories of the base were conducted. Aerosol studies and chemical analysis for ionic components was completed.
Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.85 S: -77.85  E: 166.75  W: 166.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-12-01
Stop Date: 1994-12-12


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >ORGANIC PARTICLES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [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
TOM CLARKSON
Role: INVESTIGATOR


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
Clarkson, T. Godfrey, J. 1997 Air quality modelling for Scott Base, Antarctica. Water and atmosphere 5(3): 6-7

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


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