Ukrainian Antarctic journal

No 15 (2016): Ukrainian Antarctic Journal
Articles

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
Keywords
  • snow,
  • climate,
  • snow depth,
  • date,
  • seasonal distribution

Abstract

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.

References

  1. Averianov, V. G. (1990). Gliatsio-klimatologia Antarktidy [Glacio-climatology of Antarctica]. L., Gidrometeoizdat. (in Russian)
  2. Atmosfera. Spravochnik [Atmosphere. A reference]. (1991). L., Gidrometeoizdat. (in Russian)
  3. Belokrinitskaya, L. M., Grishchenko, V. F., Ivchenko, V. N., Klok, S. V., Kruchenitsky, G. M. (2006). Long-term and seasonal variability of snow blanket thickness at the Galindez glacier. Ukrainian Antarctic Journal, 4-5, 295-299. (in Russian)
  4. Bogdanova, E. G., Golubev, V. S., Il’in, M., Dragomilova, I. V. (2002). New model of correction of measured precipitation and its use in Russian polar regions. Meteorologiya i gidrologiya, 10, 68-94. (in Russian)
  5. Bogdanov,a E. G., Il’in, B. M., Gavrilova, S. Yu. (2007). Advanced methods for correcting measured precipitation and results of their application in the polar regions of Russia and North America. Meteorologiya i gidrologiya, 4, 21-44. (in Russian)
  6. Govorukha, L. S. (1997). Kratkaia geograficheskaia i glatsiologicheskaia kharakteristika arkhipelaga Argentinskiie ostrova [A brief geographic and glaciological characteristcs of the Argentine Islands Archipelago]. Bull. UAC, 1, 17-19. (in Russian)
  7. Govorukha, L. S. (1997). Gliatsiologicheskie issledovaniia na ostrove Galindez [Glaciological research on the Galindez island]. Bull. UAC, 1, 67-76. (in Russian)
  8. Grishchenko, V. F., Klok, S. V., Timofeev, V. Ie. (2006). Osobennosti rezhima i kharakteristiki snezhnogo pokrova ostrova Galindez [Specific features of regime and characteristics of the snow cover of the Galindez island]. Nauchnyie issledovaniia v Antarktide: III Mezhdunarodnaya konferentsia. May 29 - June 2, 2006. 84-92. (in Russian)
  9. Klok, S. V. (2010). Features of measurement of an atmospheric precipitation at the Ukrainian Antarctic Station Academician Vernadsky. Ukrainian Antarctic Journal, 9, 222-230. (in Ukrainian)
  10. Martazinova, V. F., Timofeiev, V. Ie., Ivanova, Ie. K. (2010). Atmosfernaya tsirkuliatsia yuzhnoi poliarnoi oblasti i klimat Antarkticheskogo poluostrova [Atmosphere circulation of the southern polar region and climate of the Antarctic Peninsula]. K.: Avers. (in Russian)
  11. The International Classification for Seasonal Snow on the Ground: IHP VII Technical documents in Hydrology № 83: IACS Contribution №1. Paris - UNESCO IHP, 2009. - Translated by Sokratov S. A. Institute of geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Glaciological Association. (2012). Data of glaciological studies, 2012 - 2, 82 (in Russian)
  12. Meteorologicheskiy otchet 1-17 UAS [Meteorologic report 1-17 UAS]. (1997-2013). Natsional’nyi antarkticheskii nauchnyi tsentr. (in Russian)
  13. Nastanova hidrometeorolohichnym stantsiam i postam. Kerivnyi dokument. [Guide for hydrometeorological stations and posts. Management Document. ] (2011). 3, pt. 1. Meteorolohichni sposterezhennia na stantsiah. DHS, K. (in Ukrainian)
  14. Hromov, S. P., Petrosian, M. A. Meteorologiya i klimatologiya [Meteorology and climatology: a textbook]. (2001). MGU Publishing, 325-332. (in Russian.)