Antarctic Record (Jun 2008)

Radiation observation at Dome Fuji Station, Antarctica

  • Naohiko Hirasawa,
  • Koji Fujita

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 52, no. special issue
pp. 170 – 181


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This paper reports radiation observations at Dome Fuji Station from February 1, 2003 to January 20, 2004, carried out by the 44th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition team. The radiometers which measured the upward longwave radiation (LWu), the downward longwave (LWd) and the downward shortwave (SWd) were equipped with fans to avoid frosting on the surface of the radiometer dome by air circulation. The upward shortwave radiation (SWu) measured by a radiometer without fan needs correction, which we leave as a problem for the future. In addition, as for LWd and LWu in the polar night, a typical radiational cooling case and a suppressed radiational cooling one are shown.