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Fluxes and energy budget at Dome-C, Antarctica, between 1996 and 2003
Entry ID: Bound_layer_char_at_Dome-C

Abstract: The Antarctic Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) plays a crucial role in connecting
the atmospheric, the oceanic, and cryospheric components of the Antarctic
climatic system. The knowledge of the Antarctic PBL is still poor in terms of
theoretical understanding as well as in terms of available data. The annual
radiative balance is negative and therefore the air layer close to the surface
is cooled for ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -75.1   S: -75.1   E: 123.3   W: 123.3
Min Altitude: 1.25M Max Altitude: 700.0M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-12-01
Stop Date: 2003-01-31
Quality An automatic procedure to acquire, process and store the Sodar data on line has
been developed. A main file (in binary format) where all information needed to
reconstruct the faxsimile record and an offline vertical wind field analysis is
provided. The other measurement systems use specific software delivered by the
factory when the equipment have been purchased. The re-processing of the data
off line is possible with a specific software package produced inside the
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Italian National Research Council, Italy Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +39 06 49934350
Fax: +39 06 20660291
Email: s.argentini at
Contact Address:
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City: Roma
Postal Code: 00133
Country: Italy
Distribution Media: CDROM; DVD- Paper printout
Distribution Format: ASCII
1. G. Mastrantonio, S. Argentini, 1997: A modular PC-Based Multiband Sodar
System. Acoustic Sounding and Applications. S.P. Singal. Ed., Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, India, pp. 105-116.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23