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Document title

The effect of synoptic scale weather systems on sub-surface soil temperatures in a diurnal frost environment : preliminary observations from sub-Antarctic Marion Island

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NEL W. (1) ; BOELHOUWERS J.C. (2) ; ZILINDILE M.B. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography and Environmental Science, Univ. of Fort Hare, Alice, AFRIQUE DU SUD
(2) Dep. of Social and Economic Geography, Univ., Uppsala, SUEDE

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to attempt a first understanding of the synoptic weather conditions associated with soil frost occurrence on Marion Island. Specifically, the AA. hypothesise that soil frost is dominant under specific air circulation patterns and is associated with clear skies. The study was conducted in the interior of Marion Island at Katedraalkrans in the polar desert habitat : scoria and black lava deposits almost completely unvegetated. Therefore this site allows for a direct exchange between atmospheric conditions and ground temperatures. Results and discussion

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 91, no4 [pp. 313-319]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 1 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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