The SCAR READER Project: toward a high-quality database of mean Antarctic meteorological observations
Turner, John; Colwell, Steve R.; Marshall, Gareth J.; Lachlan-Cope, Tom A.; Carleton, Andrew M.; Jones, Phil D.; Lagun, Victor; Reid, Phil A.; Iagovkina, Svetlana. 2004 The SCAR READER Project: toward a high-quality database of mean Antarctic meteorological observations. Journal of Climate, 17 (14). 2890-2898. 10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017<2890:TSRPTA>2.0.CO;2Full text not available from this repository.
A new dataset of monthly and annual mean near-surface climate data ( temperature, surface and mean sea level pressure, and wind speed) for the Antarctic region has been created using historical observations [ Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research ( SCAR) Reference Antarctic Data for Environmental Research ( READER)]. Where possible, 6-hourly surface synoptic and automatic weather station observations were used to compute the means. The ability to quality control the data at the level of individual observations has produced a more accurate series of monthly means than was available previously. At the time of writing, the mean data are available on the Internet (http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/met/programs-hosted.html). Data for 43 surface-staffed stations and 61 automatic weather stations are included in the database. Here, mean temperature, pressure, and wind speed data for 19 occupied stations with long records are provided.
|Item Type:||Publication - Article|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017<2890:TSRPTA>2.0.CO;2|
|Programmes:||BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Antarctic Climate Processes|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Meteorology and Climatology|
|Date made live:||16 Mar 2012 11:22|
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