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Ross Ice Shelf project: SNOWWEB AWS
Entry ID: K061_2017_2018_NZ_6

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
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.58   S: -80.66   E: 174.46   W: 169.84
Min Altitude: 45 Max Altitude: 45

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/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
Ice Shelf
Quality These data are stored at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: AdminTeam at
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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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2018-11-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08