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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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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. [1985] 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.

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