No 15 (2016): Ukrainian Antarctic Journal

Analysis of the major Formation Dates and selected characteristics of the snow cover at the region of the Ukrainian Antarctic base Academic Vernadsky

S.V. Klok
Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute, State Emergency Service of Ukraine and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
Published January 18, 2017
  • snow,
  • climate,
  • snow depth,
  • date,
  • seasonal distribution


Properties of snow depends on many factors - physical and geographical features of the environment, climatic characteristics of the territory, specific weather during snowfall, etc. Due to its unique properties - albedo and thermal conductivity of snow is involved in the formation of the radiation balance of the territories. In Antarctica, during the year a significant amount of falling snow mass which is redistributed to its territory, thereby forming a water balance and other important components of the regional climate. In connection with the above, the relevance and importance of the task of studying the properties of the snow cover is evident.