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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

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Title: 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
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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 Wellington than in Antarctica. Simultaneously, polarisation data was collected from a trip with the US Coast Guard Ice Breaker from Hobart, Australia to McMurdo. The polarisation at Hobart was essentially the same as at Wellington, but decreased in areas of pack ice. At the fast ice edge in the Ross Sea, the polarisation was at the value typical of Scott Base. This data completes a set showing albedo effects which are important for an understanding of details of the earth's radiation balance.
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REFERENCE: Beaglehole, D. Ramanathan, B. Rumberg, J. 1998 The UV and IR transmittance of Antarctic snow. Journal of geophysical research 103(8): 8849-8857
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Beginning_Date: 19971101
Ending_Date: 19971231
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 166.6833
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 166.6833
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.1667
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.1667
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > REFLECTANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SCATTERING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > TRANSMITTANCE
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: POLARIMETERS
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ROSS ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE BIRD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DAVID BEAGLEHOLE
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Beaglehole Instruments Ltd
Address: 32 Salamanca Road
Address: Kelburn
City: Wellington
Postal_Code: 6012
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 4 473 7749
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 4 473 2686
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: david.beaglehole@beaglehole.com
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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: K041_1997_1998_NZ_1
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http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090521
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090606
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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