Ukrainian Antarctic journal

No 6-7 (2008): Ukrainian Antarctic Journal
Articles

Monitoring of atmospheric parameters in Ukraine and at the Antarctic station Akademik Vernadskiy: the urgency of research, equipment, and development concept

E. I. Terez
Scientific research institute Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Crimea, Bakhchysaraiskiy region
V. M. Vaschenko
National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine, Kyiv
S. O. Dolgiy
Scientific Research Ecological Center, Simferopol
A. V. Kozak
V. I. Vernadsky Taurida National University, Simferopol
S. V. Kuzmin
Boyarka Metrological Centre of the Naftogaz of Ukraine, Kyiv obl.
G. A. Terez
V. I. Vernadsky Taurida National University, Simferopol
E. I. Loza
National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine, Kyiv
Zh. I. Patlashenko
National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine, Kyiv
Published December 15, 2008

Abstract

The Ukrainian Antarctic station Akademik Vernadskiy is proposed to be used as background station with minimal aerosol quantity. It is shown that in conditions of high latitude stations the determination of atmosphere optical density by Bouguer-Langley method may lead to high error. Hence it is expediently to use photometric apparatus with absolute calibration. Such calibration should be held regularly before and after antarctic observations at atmospheric station with good astroclimate conditions (in Crimea).