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Antarctic Peninsula Long Term Environmental Monitoring and Surveying
Entry ID: GB-NERC-BAS-PDC-00526

Abstract: LTMS will build on and extend BAS's past collection of long-term time-series of key environmental variables. Examples include the ongoing collection of the temperature record which shows that the Antarctic Peninsula is experiencing an exceptionally rapid rate of warming, and the ozone record which resulted in the discovery, by BAS scientists, of the ozone hole - a result that led to major changes ... View entire text

Purpose: Objectives
* Provide weather data from surface and upper air measurements for forecasting and showing climatic trends
* Observe annual changes in upper atmosphere ozone concentrations
* Sample air and snow to monitor changes in green house gases in the atmosphere and in the ice
* Measure global lightning and wave activity in the magnetosphere
* Measure the temperature of the mesosphere (87km above the Earth's surface)
* Monitor selected marine species in the Scotia Sea
* Measure changes in ocean currents, nutrients and temperature
* Take sea-ice observations to identify annual and ten-year trends
* Survey the diversity of groups of organisms on land and at sea
* Carry out geological and geophysical surveys, and surveys of ice and surface features in British Antarctic Territory
Related URL
Description: Progress Report of Long-Term Monitoring Survey, August 2006
Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
Access Constraints This data is governed by the NERC Data Policy - http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/sites/data/policy.asp
Use Constraints This data is governed by the NERC Data Policy - http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/sites/data/policy.asp
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Antarctic Environmental Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/

Data Center Personnel
Contact Address:
Polar Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey
Phone: 44 (0) 1223 221400
Fax: 44 (0) 1223 362616
Email: polardatacentre at bas.ac.uk
Contact Address:
British Antarctic Survey
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-04-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-01

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