The local wind field at Ny-Å lesund and the Zeppelin mountain at Svalbard
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- Beine, H., Argentini, S., Maurizi, A. et al. Meteorol Atmos Phys (2001) 78: 107. doi:10.1007/s007030170009
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.