Radiosonde MZS - Antarctic Meteoclimatic Observatory in MZS and Victoria Land

The radiosonde MSZ (Mario Zucchelli Station) monitors different atmospheric parameters along the vertical profile. The RDS is located at Mario Zucchelli Station. The climate parameters monitored are: Height (gps position), Pressure, Temperature, Humidity, Velocity of wind, Direction of the wind. The MSZ is active since 15/01/1987. Data are acquired only during the opening season of the Zucchelli station. Daily radiosonde launches (00:00 and 12:00 UTC). During the period from 16 November to the end of the campaign, the radio-sonde of 06 UTC was included as part of the intensive measures campaign of the YOPP project. 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 5, 2022, 16:55 (UTC)
Created October 5, 2022, 16:42 (UTC)
Categories Observational data
Collection Begin Date 1987-01-14
Collection End Date Ongoing
Format Text
Principal Investigator(s) Paolo Grigioni