Measurement of the characteristics of the intensity and polaristion of skylight at two different sites in Antarctica, differeing in albedo
Entry ID: K041_1992_1993_NZ_1

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Abstract: The enhancement of UVB radiation falling onto the different land surfaces was investigated. Previous measurements (in the 1990 season) found low maximum polarisation of sky light and strong low azimuth back scattered light as two characteristic features of the Antarctic skies. Analyses of these features suggested that this occurs by multiple reflections from the snow-ice surfaces surrounding the ... View entire text
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  N: -77.68   S: -77.68   E: 166.38   W: 166.38
  N: -77.53   S: -77.53   E: 161.55   W: 161.55

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Start Date: 1992-10-26
Stop Date: 1992-11-06
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Beaglehole, D. And Carter, G.G. 1992. Antarctic skies I: Diurnal variations of the sky irradiance, and UV efects of the ozone hole, spring 1990. JGR Atmosphere D2, 97: 2589-2596.
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