Ozone, UV and Aerosol studies
Radio soundings at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica
The Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI) supports via an in-kind contribution the research and operational activities at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station (PEA) by supplying the necessary equipment for radio soundings. The International Polar Foundation also supports the radiosounding activities with logistics and manpower. For the radio soundings, a GRAW GS-E ground station and DFM-09 radiosondes are used.
Radiosoundings at PEA started in January 2014 and have been done during the following austral summers, with a break for season 2016/2017. Below, for each season a descriptive file is available which lists the available days and further notes.
The data is freely available on request. If you are interested in the data files, please send an email to alexander.mangold at meteo.be. The data for 2013-2014; 2014-2015, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 have also been put on GTS. Season 2018-2019 is also available via YOPP_SH (the international Year of Polar Prediction of WMO).
pea-radiosondes-belare20212022.pdf | Adobe PDF | 183.3kb
pea-radiosondes-belare20202021.pdf | Adobe PDF | 181.6kb
PEA_radiosondes_Belare20192020.pdf | Adobe PDF | 407.4kb
PEA_radiosondes_Belare20182019.pdf | Adobe PDF | 413.6kb
PEA_radiosondes_Belare20172018.pdf | Adobe PDF | 406.8kb
PEA_radiosondes_Belare20152016.pdf | Adobe PDF | 400.3kb
PEA_radiosondes_Belare20142015.pdf | Adobe PDF | 406.7kb
PEA_radiosondes_Belare20132014.pdf | Adobe PDF | 411.9kb
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