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Conditions for Strong Wind Occurrences at Casey
Entry ID: ASAC_517

Abstract: This set is taken from a long simulation with a General Circulation Model. The extract used here is the pressure and temperature analyses of the 3d simulated atmosphere on days upon which strong surface winds are simulated at Casey.

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Strong wind events occurring near Casey (Antarctica) in a long July GCM simulation have been studied to determine ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.28   S: -66.28   E: 110.53   W: 110.53

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Simmonds, I.
Dataset Title: Conditions for Strong Wind Occurrences at Casey
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-09-30
Stop Date: 2005-03-31
Quality Values provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.

The GCM used in this study is a 21-wave version based on that described by Simmonds (1985) and was run in 'perpetual' July mode. It has been shown to provide an excellent simulation not only of high southern latitude mean climate, but also captures the main characteristics of synoptic- and longer-scale variability.

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Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 961 kb
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 9344 7216
Fax: +61 3 9344 7761
Email: simmonds at
Contact Address:
University of Melbourne
School of Earth Sciences
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3052
Country: Australia
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Murphy, B. F., and I. Simmonds (1993), An analysis of strong wind events simulated in a GCM near Casey in the Antarctic., Monthly Weather Review, 121, 522-534
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23