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Dynamics and ionisation in the Antarctic middle atmosphere: MF radar measurements - K055_2004_2012_NZ_1
Entry ID: K055_2004_2012_NZ_1

Abstract: Our studies investigate the Antarctic middle atmosphere’s response to natural and man-made factors which change climate. The dynamical processes of this region are significant in controlling the circulation at lower altitudes, including the stratospheric ozone layer. The feedbacks in the atmosphere, couple this change to climate change at the surface. The seasonal behaviour of this wave-driven ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75
Min Altitude: 40 KM Max Altitude: 100 KM

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-01
Quality This is an ongoing data set from as early as 1982. The investigator upgraded data acquisition and processing system to fall in line with his project objectives in 2003, not in line with historic data collection objectives. He maintains possession of all of this data and is currently using it. If anyone wishes to use it, it is with the investigators permission.
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 364 2281
Fax: +64 3 364 2469
Email: a.mcdonald at
Contact Address:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Baumgaertner, A.J.G. McDonald, A.J. Fraser, G.J. Plank, G.E. 2005 Long-term observations of mean winds and tides in the upper mesosphere and lower thermosphere above Scott Base, Antarctica. Journal of atmospheric and solar-terrestrial physics 67(16): 1480-1496
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-01-29