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Hydrological and meteorological measurements (air temperature (at 1.5m and 10m), relative humidity, windspeed and direction, net radiation, solar radiation and snow heat flux) on the McMurdo Ice Shelf
Entry ID: K162_1990_1991_NZ_1

Abstract: Meteorological and hydrological variables were measured in the ablation zone of the McMurdo Ice Shelf (MIS) to characterise and quantify the energy and water budgets of the MIS in areas where biological and chemical assessment studies have been made (RISE programme). Two main and several smaller climate stations were installed on different morphological regions of the MIS (clean ice and dirty ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.0   S: -78.0   E: 165.33   W: 165.33

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-11-05
Stop Date: 1991-01-29
Quality Data summaries from each climate station is included in the Science Report submitted to Antarctica New Zealand. All of the data is held by NIWA Ltd., New Zealand. Please contact Dr Gordon Brailsford for more information.
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Country: New Zealand
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23