Low-level wind profiles at an Antarctic coastal station

Wind and temperature profiles in the lowest 2000 m of the atmosphere at Halley (75°35′S, 26°50′W) have been analysed. Surface winds blow most frequently from the sector 090° ± 45° but the 2000 m wind direction is much more evenly distributed and appears to be determined by synoptic-scale pressure gradients. A simple one-dimensional boundary layer model, which includes the effects of stably-stratified air overlying a sloping surface, is able to reproduce some of the features of the observed profiles

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: King, John C.

On this site: John King
Date:
1 June, 1989
Journal/Source:
Antarctic Science / 1
Page(s):
169-178
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1017/S095410208900026X