Antarctic Meteorology and Climatology: Studies Based on by David H. Bromwich, Charles R. Stearns

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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