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Meteorological Studies at Plateau Station, Antarctica

Meteorological Studies at Plateau Station, Antarctica

Allen J. Riordan (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66487-2 March 2013 American Geophysical Union 39 Pages


Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 25.

The U.S. Army Natick Laboratories, Natick, Massachusetts, established and operated the micrometeorological program at Plateau Station, East Antarctica, during 1966–1968. During the station's first year the program was limited to solar radiation measurements of global shortwave, reflectd shortwave, total global, total outgoing, and incident shortwave. The radiation program was broadened in 1966 to include incoming and outgoing shortwave and longwave radiation. Spectral radiation measurements of the global shortwave were taken during the summer of 1966–1969.

Micrometeorological system: Installation, performance, and problems
Dalrymple, Paul C.; Stroschein, Leander A.  pp. 1-15

A year of snow accumulation at Plateau Station
Radok, Uwe; Lile, Robert C.  pp. 17-26

Thermal properties and heat transfer processes of low-temperature snow
Weller, Gunter; Schwerdtfeger, Peter  pp. 27-34

Radiative heat transfer processes in snow and ice
Schwerdtfeger, Peter; Weller, Gunter E.  pp. 35-39

The radiation budget at Plateau Station, Antarctica, 1966–1967
Kuhn, M.; Kundla, L. S.; Stroschein, L. A.  pp. 41-73

Air temperature and two-dimensional wind profiles in the lowest 32 meters as a function of bulk stability
Lettau, H.; Riordan, A.; Kuhn, M.  pp. 77-91

Stability-related wind spiraling in the lowest 32 meters
Kuhn, M.; Lettau, H. H.; Riordan, A. J.  pp. 93-111

Variations of temperature and air motion in the 0- to 32-meter layer at Plateau Station, Antarctica
Riordan, Allen J.  pp. 113-127

Optical phenomena in the Antarctic atmosphere
Kuhn, Michael  pp. 129-144