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Measurements of the UV radiation (Blue, Violet, UVA and UVB) falling on sea ice in McMurdo Sound, quantification of sea ice algae and the effect of snow thickness on the transmissivity of sea ice to UV radiation
Entry ID: K041_1995_1996_NZ_1

Abstract: The relative amounts of visible, near and far UV radiation (Blue, Violet, UVA and UVB) falling onto sea ice in McMurdo Sound was measured at a site well cantered in the ice, i.e. not at the ice edge. Two instruments were used to measure the UV levels. One is a three channel motor, which measures the total downward radiation in the Blue, Violet and Ultraviolet regions. A shade can be used to ... View entire text
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  N: -77.68   S: -77.68   E: 166.38   W: 166.38

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-11-01
Stop Date: 1995-11-13
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Beaglehole, D. Ramanathan, B. Rumberg, J. 1998 The UV and IR transmittance of Antarctic snow. Journal of geophysical research 103(8): 8849-8857
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23