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Physical Basis for Forecasting Strong Wind Events in the Antarctic Coastal Regions
Entry ID: ASAC_632

Abstract: The data set generated in this project is a long (10 years) climate model simulation, with the data over the Antarctic coastal region extracted. A subsidiary data set is episodes of strong simulated surface winds, particularly in the Casey region.

From the abstract of one of the referenced papers:

A climatology of anticyclones generated by an objective automatic scheme applied to 15 years of ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -45.0   S: -80.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Simmonds, I.
Dataset Title: Physical Basis for Forecasting Strong Wind Events in the Antarctic Coastal Regions
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-02-01
Stop Date: 1990-03-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 444 Kilometre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 444 Kilometre(s)
Temporal Resolution: 15 Minute(s)
Quality From one of the referenced papers:

Data and analysis techniques

The data analyses on which the current study is based are the 2300 GMT numerical analyses from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne Australia. These analyses are contained on a 47x47 polar stereographic grid centred on the south pole, giving a resolution of approximately 500 km. The earlier years of this analyses set have been used in a wide range of studies.

The data used cover the 2300 GMT analyses for the 15-year period, February 1975 to March 1990.
Access Constraints A pdf copy of one of the referenced papers is available for download from the provided URL to AAD staff only.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
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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: 2.3 MB
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 9344 7216
Fax: +61 3 9344 7761
Email: simmonds at
Contact Address:
University of Melbourne
School of Earth Sciences
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3052
Country: Australia
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Jones D.A., Simmonds I. (1994), A climatology of Southern Hemisphere anticyclones., Climate Dynamics, 10, 333-348

Murphy B., Simmonds I. (1993), An analysis of strong wind events simulated in a GCM near Casey in the Antarctic., Monthly Weather Review, 121, 522
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-20