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Measurements of the total amount of ozone in the vertical column of the atmosphere from a ground based Dobson spectrophotometer at Arrival Heights, Antarctica
Entry ID: K085_1988_2008_NZ_1

Abstract: Atmospheric ozone is important to mankind because it absorbs most ultraviolet and other high energy radiation harmful to life, preventing it from reaching the earth's surface. A rapid loss of more than half of the ozone over Antarctica occurs in the springtime (= ozone hole). A Dobson spectrophotometer was installed at Arrival Heights in January 1988. The first full season of measurements began ... View entire text
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Description: The data is submitted to the international Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC). This public record is available through an anonymous ftp or by a clickable map linking sites with data directories.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.83   S: -77.83   E: 166.66   W: 166.66
Min Altitude: 200 Max Altitude: 100000

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-09-16
Quality The data is submitted to the World Ozone and UV Data Centre, to the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) database and to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) for use in its Antarctic ozone bulletins. It is up to date and freely available via these websites.
The data is also stored by the collecting agency, NIWA in New Zealand. For access to this information please contact the investigators.
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Ajtic, J., Connor, B.J., Lawrence, B.N., Bodeker, G.E., Hoppel, K.W., Rosenfield, J.E., Heuff, D.N. 2004. Dilution of the Antarctic ozone hole into southern midlatitudes, 1998-2000. Journal of Geophysical Research 109 (D17).
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23