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Scanning Radiometer observations of hydroxyl airglow over Davis, Antarctica, 1999-2016
Entry ID: AAS_4157_Davis_UWOSCR_1999-2016


Summary
Abstract: These are 1 minute sampled low resolution 'images' of the hydroxyl airglow layer over Davis station, Antarctica (68 degrees S,78 degrees E) derived using a scanning radiometer developed at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. The scans are a 16x16 pixel array and represent hydroxyl airglow variations in a small region (24x24 km) of the night sky in the zenith, approximately 87km above Davis. ... View entire text

Purpose: Its purpose is to measure the wavelengths, phase speeds, periods and propagation direction of small scale gravity waves passing through the hydroxyl airglow layer.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.46   S: -68.69   E: 77.65   W: 78.29
Min Altitude: 83000 METRES Max Altitude: 90000 METRES
  N: -68.58   S: -68.58   E: 77.97   W: 77.97
Min Altitude: 83000 METRES Max Altitude: 91000 METRES

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: French, J. and Mulligan, F.J.
Dataset Title: Scanning Radiometer observations of hydroxyl airglow over Davis, Antarctica, 1999-2016
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2017-05-09
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/AAS_4157_Davis_UWOSCR_1999...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-02-06
Stop Date: 2016-11-08
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1.5 Kilometre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 1.5 Kilometre(s)
Vertical Resolution: 7 Kilometre(s)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Minute(s)
Quality Data files are stored as nightly scan records in a frame-by-frame sequence. There are known problems with data from several nights being combined into one file. There are filename issues which occur each year when the start or stop time (determined by and almanac lookup) crosses the 0UT boundary (0UT is 7am local time at Davis). This boundary crossing occurs ~24-Mar and ~17-Sep each year. There are some significant data gaps due to instrument malfunction and a minor problem identified with the pointing direction of the telescope due to 'slop' in the x-y stage controller.
Access Constraints This dataset is publicly available.
Use Constraints Use of this data requires citation as AAS project 4157

This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=AAS_4157... when using these data.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 922 MB
Fees: Free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3480
Fax: +61 3 6232 3496
Email: John.French at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2017-05-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-02


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