Atmospheric measurement from four sites in the Ross Sea Region investigating gases, aerosol properties and local weather conditions

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Title: Atmospheric measurement from four sites in the Ross Sea Region investigating gases, aerosol properties and local weather conditions
Description:
Abstract:
Gases, aerosol properties and local weather was studied at sites around Ross Island and in McMurdo Sound as part of a programme to describe the properties of the atmospheric aerosol (and gases), to determine how these change in space and time, and to study their effects on physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere. Reasonably long continuous surface based measurements were made at three sites near Ross Island (Ross Ice Shelf, McDonalds Beach, Bratina Island) and at Butters Point in New Harbour. Local weather conditions and the atmospheric boundary layer at the field sites was studied. Measurements made include: particle size and number concentration (0.1 to 3┬Ám), condensation nuclei concentration, surface ozone concentration, surface wind speed and direction (at the site continuously and around the local area), three hourly weather observations, vertical profiles to 1000 m (of wind speed, direction, temperature and humidity), three axis winds from the 4m mast, turbulence and stability parameters, heat flux, atmospheric stability, net radiation, turbidity, particle fluxes and rawinsonde flights to 5000 m. Filter samples were collected and analysed for ice nuclei, bulk aerosol composition and bulk optical properties and particle samples were collected on electron microscope grids. Gas samples were collected in canisters.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Harvey, M.J. Fisher, G.W. Lechner, I.S. Isaac, P. Flower, N.E. Dick, A.L. Summertime aerosol measurements in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. Atmospheric environment 25A(3/4): 569-580, 1991.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Fisher, G.W. Isaac, P. Bromley, A. An incident of clear air precipitation. Weather 44(4): 155-159, 1989.
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Beginning_Date: 19871215
Ending_Date: 19880122
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Ending_Date: 19881127
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Beginning_Date: 19881031
Ending_Date: 19881201
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.87
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > CLOUD CONDENSATION NUCLEI
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > PARTICULATE MATTER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > TROPOSPHERIC OZONE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE PROFILES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > TURBULENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > HEAT FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > NET RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND PROFILES
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: FSI > FILTER SAMPLING INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword: RAWINSONDES
Theme_Keyword: WAS > WHOLE AIR SAMPLER
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > WINDLESS BIGHT
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MCDONALDS BEACH
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > BRATINA ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > BUTTERS POINT
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GAVIN FISHER
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Country: NEW ZEALAND
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: g.fisher@pce.co.nz
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The data was collected at a time when the New Zealand Division of Science and Industrial Research organisation was restructuring into separate institutes. The timing of this restructuring impacted on the data analysis process and the data was never analysed completely. For the data collection, a unique data acquisition system was built. The formats of the captured data are now redundant with modern computer systems. The investigator maintains all of the original data (on tapes) and the computer system used. The key data/programming individual has moved on and it would most likely require a lot of effort to extract any useable data for analysis. Please contact the investigator for more information.
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Resource_Description: K173_1987_1990_NZ_1
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090302
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090303
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.poirot@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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