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MARA windprofiler radar at Wasa / Aboa, Antarctica

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Abstract: MARA is a at 54 MHz windprofiler radar operating during summer expeditions at Wasa / Aboa, Antarctica. Measurements comprise profiles of horizontal and vertical winds, r.m.s. turbulent velocities and radar scatter cross section (proportional to static stability in the troposphere and lower stratosphere. Height coverage is typically from 1000 m to 11 000 m and from 80 000 m to 90 000 m. Height resoltion 75 m - 600 m. Time resolution 1 minute. This radar was first operated in Jan/Feb 2007
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -73.04   S: -73.04   E: -13.41   W: -13.41

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sheila Kirkwood, Swedish Institute of Space Physics
Dataset Title: MARA windprofiler radar at Wasa / Aboa, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2008-04-10
Dataset Release Place: Kiruna
Dataset Publisher: Swedish Institute of Space Physics
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-12-04
Stop Date: 2008-01-31
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Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Ministry of the Environment, Sweden Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +46114958332
Contact Address:
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
City: Norrköping
Postal Code: SE-60176
Country: Sweden
Distribution Format: PDF > Portable Document Format
Phone: +46 980 79083
Email: sheila.kirkwood at
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Swedish Institute of Space Physics
Box 812
City: Kiruna
Postal Code: SE 98128
Country: Sweden
Kirkwood, S., Wolf, I., Dalin, P., Nilsson, H., Mikhailova, D., Belova, E., Polar Mesosphere Summer Echoes at Wasa, Antarctica ( 73 ° S ) ? first observations and comparison with 68° N, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L15803, doi:10.1029/2007GL030516, 2007 S. Kirkwood, H. Nilsson, R. J. Morris, A. R. Klekociuk, D. A. Holdsworth, N. J. Mitchell. A new height for the summer mesopause ? Antarctica, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-12-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-12-06