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Near Infrared Sky Monitor Data from the South Pole, 2001
Entry ID: ASAC_1214_NISM_2001

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Abstract: Infrared sky brightness data for 2.4 microns above the South Pole during the Austral winter of 2001.

Provided, as a function of time, are:

(i) the best estimate, plus the lower and upper bounds, on the 2.4 micron sky flux (depending on assumptions made),

(ii) the optical depth calculated at 2.4 microns,

(iii) the effective atmospheric temperature determined from the sky flux and optical depth,
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -90.0   S: -90.0   E: 0.0   W: 0.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Burton, M. and Lawrence, J.S.
Dataset Title: Near Infrared Sky Monitor Data from the South Pole, 2001
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2002-06-14
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-05-19
Stop Date: 2001-09-09
Quality Values provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 9 kb
Distribution Format: csv
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 2 9385 5618
Fax: +61 2 9385 6060
Email: M.Burton at
Contact Address:
School of Physics
University of New South Wales
City: Sydney
Province or State: NSW
Postal Code: 2052
Country: Australia
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J.S. Lawrence, M.C.B. Ashley, M.G. Burton, P.G. Calisse, J.R. Everett, R.J. Pernic, A. Phillips and J.W.V. Storey, (2002) Operation of the Near Infrared Sky Monitor at the South Pole, Pub. Ast. Soc. Aust. (submitted)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-06-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10