Radiosonde DomeC - Antarctic Meteoclimatic Observatory in Concordia

Monitoring of climate data in the area of the Concordia station, at Dome C, from the XXXIV Antarctic campaign using radiosonde system (RDS) DOMEC. The climate parameters monitored are: Height (gps position), Pressure, Temperature, Humidity, Velocity of wind, Direction of the wind. The data are obtained doing upper-air measurements. Data are collected every day at 12UTC, all year round. The DOMEC is active since 2006-01-19. The RDS (VAISALA RS92) is launched into the atmosphere coupled to a balloon inflated with helium. The sonde rises with a speed of about 2-5 m / s up to a height of between 20 and 25 km. During the ascent all the parameters are acquired. The data obtained are coded both in a digital format (BUFR) and in text format and entered into the global network (GTS) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).


Additional Information

Author ENEA
Maintainer Italian Antarctic Data Center
Last Updated October 6, 2022, 20:11 (UTC)
Created October 6, 2022, 20:11 (UTC)
Categories Observational data
Collection Begin Date 2018-10-31
Collection End Date Ongoing
Format Text
Principal Investigator(s) Paolo Grigioni