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Ross Ice Shelf project: SNOWWEB AWS
Entry ID: K061_2017_2018_NZ_6


Summary
Abstract: This event aims to gather data about and model key processes and process interactions that govern the rate at which the RIS responds to global warming. To do this, we collected oceanogaphic data (CTD, moorings, cameras etc) to observe modern processes, sediment coring to reconstruct the retreat history of the RIS, glaciological and ice physics (radar, borehole thermistors etc), mass balance (AWS and sea bed heat flow. A key achievement were two bore holes; HWD2a for ocean mooring and seisometer installation and HWD2b for the seismic sparker.

This dataset refers to air temperature, wind speed and direction collected from SNOWWEB automated weather stations (AWS) Scott base and HWD2 site.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -78.575 S: -80.658  E: 174.461  W: 169.84

 Min Altitude: 45  Max Altitude: 45

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Adrian McDonald
Dataset Title: SNOWWEB AWS
Dataset Series Name: temperature, wind speed and direction, 
Version: Not provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2017-11-20


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >LOCAL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND DIRECTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND SPEED    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


Platform
Ice Shelf


Instrument
AWS >Automated Weather System    [Information]


Project
Aotearoa New Zealand Ross Ice Shelf Programme


Quality
These data are stored at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand


Data Set Progress
ACTIVE


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SCIENCE TEAM - ANTARCTICA NEW ZEALAND
Email: AdminTeam at antarcticanz.govt.nz


Personnel
ADRIAN MCDONALD
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 3 364 2281
Fax: +64 3 364 2469
Email: a.mcdonald at phys.canterbury.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2018-11-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08



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