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    The Observatory main purpose is to contribute to the monitoring of global climate change monitoring standard meteorological parameters. The automatic weather station AWS Maria is located on the Mount Browning (74° 37′ 35″ S - 164° 0′ 40″ E) at 355 m a.s.l., and has been installed on the 1 November 1997. It acquired, every hour, all year round, the meteorological vaiables of wind velocity, wind direction, temperature, pressure and relative humidity.

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    Monitoring of climate data in the area of the Concordia station, at Dome C, from the XXXIV Antarctic campaign using radiosonde system (RDS) DOMEC. The climate parameters monitored are: Height (gps position), Pressure, Temperature, Humidity, Velocity of wind, Direction of the wind. The data are obtained doing upper-air measurements. Data are collected every day at 12UTC, all year round. The DOMEC is active since 2006-01-19. 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).

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    In the frame of YOPP WMO Project, during the Special Observing Period lasting from 16th November 2018 to 15th February 2019, in Concordia and Mario Zucchelli stations daily soundings were executed regularly in DOMEC at 00:00 and 12:00 UTC, and in MSZ another sounding was done at 06:00 UTC and 18:00 UTC. The atmospheric parameters along the vertical profile (upper-air mesaurements) monitored are: height (gps position), pressure, temperature, humidity, velocity of wind, direction of the wind. 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).

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    The Observatory main purpose is to contribute to the monitoring of global climate change monitoring standard meteorological parameters. The automatic weather station AWS Sofiab is located at David Glacier (75° 36′ 42″ S - 158° 35′ 26″ E) at 1552 m a.s.l., and has been installed on the 28 november 2002. It acquired, every hour, all year round, the meteorological vaiables of wind velocity, wind direction, temperature, pressure and relative humidity.

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    The Observatory main purpose is to contribute to the monitoring of global climate change monitoring standard meteorological parameters. The automatic weather station AWS Zoraida is located at Priestley Glacier (74° 10′ 36″ S - 162° 53′ 44″ E) at 880 m a.s.l., and has been installed on the 18 january 1987. It acquired, every hour, all year round, the meteorological vaiables of wind velocity, wind direction, temperature, pressure and relative humidity.

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    Acquisition of metereological data, in the area of the Concordia station, from the XXXIV Antarctic campaign. The meteorological parameters monitored are: temperature, pressure, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, further data acquired are heated wind sensor Speed, heated wind sensor Direction, Sonic sensor. Standard surface measurements. The data are acquired through an automatic weather station 'Concordia' at Dome C (3 233 a.s.l.). This data collection is carry out every hour and every minute, all year round. Data are transmitted via the ARGOS satellite system throughout the year. It has been part of the historical data collection series since 2005 (XXcampaign: activation of Concordia station).

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    The project aims to determine the mass balance components in the Dome C drainage area and to study and monitor local glaciers in Victoria Land. The goal is to define the mass balance of the ice cap through the analysis of its altimetric variation with satellite systems and through the determination of the values of the positive (snow accumulation) and negative (flow of glaciers to the anchor line) components of the balance mass. Trought the study of the snow cores (collected as part of the ITASE project (XVII/XVIII expedition)), was determined the annual stratigraphy and evaluated the snow accumulation, the isotopic temperature and the chemical composition of the snow cores. Moreover analysis of geophysical data (GPR, GPS, RES, spectroradiometry) and remote sensing data were carried out for the study of the variability of snow accumulation, of the dynamics of the ice cap and of the flow of glaciers to the anchor line.

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    Systematic meteorological observations on the ground and at altitude have been carried out in Concordia station since 2005. Currently, an automatic weather station (AWS Concordia) and a radiosonde system (DomeC) operate continuously all year round. In addition to the standard parameters (temperature, pressure, relative humidity, wind intensity and direction), the AWS integrates an additional sensor (sonic) for measuring the wind. AWS data are transmitted in real time via radio modem and via the Argos system for local storage and display on the intranet and base station. The meteorological data of the AWS and the radiosonde, as well as by the scientific community, are used for local forecasts and for the planning of flight. The transmission of meteorological messages on the international WMO-GTS circuit allows their assimilation into the models, contributing to the improvement of their performances. The acquired meteorological data contribute to the Basic Synoptic Network (WMO) and to the SCAR database (Met-READER). This proposal intends to continue the collection of data for the historical series, for weather-climatic monitoring and to support scientific and operational activities taking place at the base.

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    The Observatory main purpose is to contribute to the monitoring of global climate change monitoring standard meteorological parameters. The automatic weather station AWS Modesta is located on the Priestley Nèvè (74° 37′ 35″ S - 164° 0′ 40″ E) at 1924 m a.s.l., and has been installed on the 1 February 1989. It acquired, every hour, all year round, the meteorological vaiables of wind velocity, wind direction, temperature, pressure and relative humidity, plus snow height acquired as daily averages.

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    The Observatory main purpose is to contribute to the monitoring of global climate change monitoring standard meteorological parameters. The automatic weather station AWS Jennica was located at Mario Zucchelli Station, in Terra Nova Bay (74° 41′ 40″ S - 164° 7′ 4″ E) at 20 m a.s.l., and has been installed on the 30 December 1999, and has been removed 20 October 2003. It acquired, all year round, the meteorological variables of wind velocity, wind direction, temperature, pressure, relative humidity.