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Automatic Weather Station Data from Dome A (Argus) in Antarctica
Entry ID: DomeA_AWS

Abstract: Automatic Weather Station data from Dome A (Argus), Antarctica.

Available data currently range from 2005-2011.

With a surface elevation of 4093 m, Dome Argus (Dome A) is the highest place in Antarctica, though one of the least-known places on the globe. It lies near one end of an elongate ridge (about 60 km long and 10 km wide). The ice thickness there is more than 3000 m, overlaying the ... View entire text
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Description: Download point for the data - 2005-2017
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -81.0   S: -81.0   E: 77.0   W: 77.0
Min Altitude: 4093 M Max Altitude: 4093 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Heil, P.
Dataset Title: Automatic Weather Station Data from Dome A (Argus) in Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2013-08-16
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-01-01
Quality The Dome A automatic weather station has temperature sensors at different heights, which allows us to measure the microclimate of the region. Above the snow, sensors appear at one metre, two metres and four metres, while below the snow they appear at 0.1 metres, one metre, three metres and 10 metres.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 719 kb
Distribution Format: Net CDF
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6226 7646
Fax: +61 3 6226 7650
Email: petra.heil at
Contact Address:
Antarctic CRC
GPO Box 252 - 80
University of Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-08-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05