Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

, Volume 78, Issue 1, pp 107–113

The local wind field at Ny-Å lesund and the Zeppelin mountain at Svalbard

Authors

  • H. J. Beine
    • C.N.R. Istituto sull’Inquinamento Atmosferico, Monterotondo Scalo (Roma), Italy
  • S. Argentini
    • C.N.R. Istituto di Fisica dell’Atmosfera, Roma, Italy
  • A. Maurizi
    • C.N.R. Istituto di Fisica dell’Atmosfera, Roma, Italy
  • G. Mastrantonio
    • C.N.R. Istituto di Fisica dell’Atmosfera, Roma, Italy
  • A. Viola
    • C.N.R. Istituto di Fisica dell’Atmosfera, Roma, Italy

DOI: 10.1007/s007030170009

Cite this article as:
Beine, H., Argentini, S., Maurizi, A. et al. Meteorol Atmos Phys (2001) 78: 107. doi:10.1007/s007030170009

Summary

Using a triaxial Doppler sodar the planetary boundary-layer structure and the wind flow dynamics at the Arctic site Ny-Ålesund have been studied. The relationship between winds measured at Ny-Ålesund and at the nearby atmospheric research station on Zeppelin mountain was investigated for the first time. While Ny-Ålesund receives predominantly katabatic flow (from 120°) from the Kongsvegen glacier, the field is rotated within the lowest 500 m and arrives at Zeppelin from southerly directions.

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