No 4-5 (2006): Ukrainian Antarctic Journal

Some special features of the circulation of atmosphere in the area of Antarctica

N. I. Shven
Central geophysical observatory, Kyiv
K. V. Petrenko
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv
S. V. Klock
Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute, Kyiv
Published December 15, 2006


Long-term changes of thermal and wind regime and mean annual pressure in area of Antarctica and connection of these changes with circulation at antarctic region are considered. The contrary trend of wind speed at stations situated on the coast of Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean coast is found. Influence of the katabatic winds on decrease of wind speed at stations Mirny and Dumont-d’Urville is discussed.