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High Resolution Polar Night Vortex Simulation
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Abstract: This new simulation of the stratospheric polar night vortex breakdown was
computed at a significantly higher resolution than the previous one (two to
four times the horizontal and vertical resolution).The breakdown of the
Stratospheric Polar Night Vortex is an atmospheric event that occurs once or
twice each year in the polar wintertime stratosphere. As the polar vortex is
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Aime Fournier (scientist), John Clyne (animator)
Online Resource:
Use Constraints Copyright 2002, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
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Data Center
Community Data Portal, Visualization and Enabling Technologies Section, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Email: cdp at
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23