By David H. Bromwich, Charles R. Stearns
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T h e meteorological p r o g r a m w h i c h h a s b e e n carried out during the last d e c a d e is U . S . - F r e n c h , and m o r e recently there has b e e n in c o o p e r a t i o n with the A u s t r a lians w h o h a v e stations to the w e s t of us [Radok and Wendler, 1991]. Figure 1 s h o w s t h e locations of o u r stations, and Tables la and lb h a v e specifics on obser vation time and geographic setting. N o t e that the length of the o b s e r v a t i o n periods varies greatly a n d d o e s not necessarily o v e r l a p .
B MONTH « I O H i e Dome C DEC JAN/NOV FEB/OCT MAR/SEP APR/AUG MAY/JUL JUN Fig. 3. Difference in potential temperature between the inte rior (Dome C) and the coastal region (D10). Note that the temperature difference is for most of the year above the adiabatic rate with a minimum in difference during summer. 0 1 8 3 4 6 6 7 MONTH 8 * 10 11 18 -20 Fig. 5. Mean annual course of atmospheric pressure for D10 and Dome C. The bars denote one standard deviation. -60 A -\—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—r -70 20-i o 'I —30 H—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—i—I 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2 0 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 4 HOUR OF THE DAY Fig.
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