Ice Nuclei and Meteorological Data, Mount Rex, Antarctica Jan-Feb 2002
The sampling programme was carried out successfully using kites and helium balloon assisted kites to sample in both low and higher winds speeds. Air samples were successfully processed using the Ice Nucleus chamber for a variety of wind directions representing a range of air mass trajectories and source regions. The aim was to sample air that had passed over land (the Peninsula), sea (Bellingshausen and Weddell) or ice (the plateau) and compare the size and quantity of ice crystals transported.
Data was collected using our own Automatic Weather Station (AWS), also an ADAS tether sonde system, some radiosondes, a sensor and logger attached to the ice-crystal replicator system and an Ice Nucleus chamber.
The collection was made during a month-long period in January and February, 2002, at a site east of Weatherheaven.
Atmospheric Soundings, Ice nucleus concentrations, cloud particle size spectra
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|Name||Prof Peter Jonas|
|Organisation||University of Manchester|
|Organisation||British Antarctic Survey|
|Reference:||AFI project no: 01/07 Observations of Antarctic precipitation processes|
AFI 01/07_01 - Observations of Antarctic Precipitation processes - Air samples and analyses, 2000/03
|Detailed Location||Mount Rex|
|Data Collection:||The data is documented with a detailed diary, a summary of weather observation and a summary of data collection dates and hours.
- 4 files of AWS data
- 10 files of ADAS and repl data.
- 7 radiosonde files
- 2 files holding the ice-crystal replicator system data
- 14 days worth of data for the Ice Nucleus counter
|Fees||See Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Data Policy|
|Data Storage:||Storage: British Antarctic Survey, Physical sciences - Storage Area Network (BAS-PSD SAN)|
|Access Constraints:||This data is governed by the NERC Data Policy - http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/sites/data/policy.asp|