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Title:Datasets of temperature readings associated with Pan W., C. S. Gardner (2003), Seasonal variations of the atmospheric temperature structure at South Pole, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (D18), 4564, doi:10.1029/2002JD003217.
Subject(s):Lidar
South Pole
Geographic Coverage:South Pole
Abstract:In 1999 through 2001 we deployed one of our instruments to at the South Pole where we succeeded in measuring atmospheric temperatures from about 30 km altitude to about 110 km throughout the year. Prior to these measurements, only the region below 30 km had been characterized using conventional weather balloons. We have published several papers on these observations. Because the temperature profiles are the first to have been measured above the South Pole and because this region of the atmosphere is expected to cool significantly during the next century as atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane increase, the data provide an important benchmark for assessing future temperature changes. The data contained in the zip file have been plotted in color contour format in Figures 1, 2 and 4. Figure 1 is the monthly mean temperature from the surface to 110 km plotted at 250 m below 30 km and at 500 m intervals above 30 km. Figures 2 and 3 are the weekly mean temperature profiles.
Issue Date:2005
Citation Info:Data associated with: Pan W., C. S. Gardner (2003), Seasonal variations of the atmospheric temperature structure at South Pole, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (D18), 4564, doi:10.1029/2002JD003217 and http://hdl.handle.net/2142/73145
Genre:Data
Type:Dataset / Spreadsheet
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/73140
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-01-30


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