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Automatic Weather Station (AWS) data collected from Rothschild, Latady and Smyley Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, 2005


Three micro-power Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) with two sonic ranging sensors were deployed at field-sites situated at Rothschild Island, Latady Island and Smyley Island in January 2005. The AWS instruments included a wind vane and two humicaps on the mast and two sonic ranging sensors mounted on separate horizontal scaffold poles.

The AWS data collected contributed to a project concerned with understanding how air mass origin and meteorology affect the mass accumulation of snow in areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, and how the atmosphere's properties are preserved in the snow.

air mass origin, atmospheric preservation, snow mass accumulation, sonic ranging sensors

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