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Diurnal snow pit measurements observed during the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2012
Entry ID: SIPEX_II_Diurnal_Snow

Abstract: Motivation:

One of the characteristics of this voyage is that we have long ice stations which last for a few days. Taking this opportunity, we decided to examine the diurnal change of snow properties at the fixed snow pit site. Since this measurement was not included in the original plan, Time interval was a bit variable from 3 hours to 5 hours depending on the progress of the other work.

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  N: -64.44   S: -64.44   E: 120.11   W: 120.11
  N: -64.95   S: -64.95   E: 121.03   W: 121.03
  N: -65.13   S: -65.13   E: 120.82   W: 120.82
  N: -65.26   S: -65.26   E: 120.02   W: 120.02

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Toyota, T., Lecomte, O. and Massom, R.
Dataset Title: Diurnal snow pit measurements observed during the SIPEX II voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2012
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2007-09-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-09-27
Stop Date: 2012-09-28
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Quality A measurement was also planned for ice station 7 (October 20-23), but the observation was unfortunately cancelled due to the backache of the observer (TT).
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Australian Antarctic Division
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Distribution Size: 90 kb
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Phone: +81-11-706-7431
Email: toyota at
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Institute of Low Temperature Science
Hokkaido University
City: Kita-ku
Province or State: Sapporo
Postal Code: 060-0819
Country: Japan
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-03-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10