By David H. Bromwich, Charles R. Stearns
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Published via the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Antarctic study Series.
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2. The annual course of temperature for AWS stations in Adelie Coast, eastern Antarctica. 28 ANTARCTIC METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY D 10 it 0 1 S 3 4 5 6 ? 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.
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. 4. Mean diurnal variation of temperature for March, June, and December for coastal and inland station in Antarc tica (triangle, December; square, March; circle, June).
Wind hodograms through the boundary layer, sum mer, Adelie Coast: 0300 and 2100. U and V are in meters per second. A third, b u t p r o b a b l y less i m p o r t a n t effect of blowing snow is the change of t h e r o u g h n e s s p a r a m e t e r , w h i c h increases with blowing snow [Konig, 1985; Wendler, 1 9 9 0 a , b]. Kodama et al.  investigated t h e t w o prior ef fects in greater detail. T h e y e x p r e s s e d t h e i n c r e a s e in flux density due to the blowing s n o w as an additional cooling and therefore an increase in t h e k a t a b a t i c force.