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Weather observations of remote polar areas using an AWS onboard a unique zero-emissions polar vehicle
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dc.contributor.authorGonzález Herrero, Sergies_ES
dc.contributor.authorBañón García, Manueles_ES
dc.contributor.authorAlbero Molina, Vicentees_ES
dc.contributor.authorLarramendi, Ramónes_ES
dc.contributor.authorMoreno, Hermenegildoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorVasallo, Franciscoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorSanz, Pabloes_ES
dc.contributor.authorQuesada, Antonioes_ES
dc.contributor.authorJustel, Anaes_ES
dc.identifier.citationBulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 2019, 100(10), p. 1891–1895es_ES
dc.description.abstractThe Antarctic Plateau is one of the land areas with the largest gaps in surface weather observations on Earth, gaps that are usually filled with simulations provided by climate models. However, these simulated values must be ground-validated, which is particularly difficult and costly in remote polar regions. We designed and developed a Mobile Automatic Weather Station (M-AWS) which, on board a zero-emissions polar vehicle, recorded a large set of ground measurements that could be used to evaluate numerical weather simulations in an inexpensive way during the Year of Polar Prediction Southern Hemisphere Special Observing Period (YOPP). The M-AWS registered several weather variables over a transect of 2538 km in the East Antarctic Plateau. These meteorological data were also used by other scientific projects that were part of the expedition and for improving weather forecasting during the mission. The innovative design of the M-AWS overcame the main challenges imposed by the harsh conditions of a voyage in one of the world’s most extreme regions.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis is a contribution to the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), a flagship activity of the Polar Prediction Project (PPP), initiated by the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). MICROAIRPOLAR is a project founded by AEI (Spain) and ERDF (EU), CTM2016-79741-R grant. AEMET Antarctic program is supported by the MSIU (Spain). Sergi Gonzalez’s research activities are partly supported by ANTALP Research Group funded by Generalitat de Catalunya (2017 SGR 1102).es_ES
dc.publisherAmerican Meteorology Societyes_ES
dc.subjectNumerical weather simulationses_ES
dc.subjectMobile Automatic Weather Stationes_ES
dc.subjectMeteorological instrumentses_ES
dc.subjectWeather observationses_ES
dc.subjectAntarctic Peninsulaes_ES
dc.titleWeather observations of remote polar areas using an AWS onboard a unique zero-emissions polar vehiclees_ES
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