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Studies in Antarctic Meteorology

Studies in Antarctic Meteorology

Morton J. Rubin (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66444-5

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

231 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 9.

Since the beginning of the International Geophysical Year In 1957, a new phase of scientific exploration has turned Antarctica into a unique laboratory. Earlier concepts of Antarctica had been mainly preliminary, even confused, having been based upon intermittent, noncontemporaneous, and insufficient observations limited mainly to the periphery of the continent. Through programs supported by international activity, a coordinated and well-founded effort has been directed to the observation, analysis, and interpretation of a broad spectrum of geophysical and biological phenomena and processes. Man began to open up new horizons in his quest for understanding and mastery of Nature.

The Antarctic Research Series
Morton J. Rubin  iii

Morton J. Rubin v

A Case Study of Katabatic Flow on the South Polar Plateau
Heinz H. Lettau 1

South Pole Micrometeorology Program: Data Analysis
Paul C. Dalrymple, Heinz H. Lettau, and Sarah H. Wollaston  13

The Drifting of Nonuniform Snow Particles
W. F. Budd  59

The Byrd Snow Drift Project: Outline and Basic Results
W. F. Budd, W. R. J. Dingle, and U. Radok 71

A Study of Ice Accumulation and Tropospheric Circulation in Western Antarctica
William W. Vickers 135

Climatological Observations in Ice-Free Areas of Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica
Colin Bull 177

A Physical Climatology of the Antarctic Plateau
Paul C. Dalrymple 195