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The effect of synoptic scale weather systems on sub-surface soil temperatures in a diurnal frost environment: preliminary observations from sub-Antarctic Marion Island / Werner Nel, Jan C. Boelhouwers, Mphumzi B. Zilindile.

Title: The effect of synoptic scale weather systems on sub-surface soil temperatures in a diurnal frost environment: preliminary observations from sub-Antarctic Marion Island / Werner Nel, Jan C. Boelhouwers, Mphumzi B. Zilindile.
Author(s): Nel, Werner.
Boelhouwers, Jan C.
Zilindile, Mphumzi B.
Date: 2009.
In: Geografiska Annaler. Series A. Physical Geography. (2009.), Vol. 91A(4) (2009)
Abstract: Preliminary results from automated microclimate measurements in polar desert habitat show that diurnal soil surface temperatures on Marion Island are influenced by complex interaction of radiation balance, air mass circulation, cloud cover and snow. Passage of synoptic scale weather systems influences soil thermal characteristics through changes in dominance of radiation budget. Soil frost on Marion Island appears to be dependent on clear skies, while synoptic weather systems affect duration and intensity of soil frost processes and non-radiative heat fluxes. Air circulation patterns influence diurnal scale temperature fluctuations and its direct and indirect interactions with ecosystem processes. Data suggest that in maritime sub-Antarctic environment climatic drivers of soil frost occur at finer temporal resolution than for seasonal and permafrost environments and needs to be measured at diurnal time-scale to be meaningful.
Notes:

Geografiska Annaler. Series A. Physical Geography. Vol. 91A(4) :313-319 (2009).

Keywords: 551.58 -- Climatology.
551.584.3 -- Microclimates, terrain and soil.
631.4 -- Soil science.
631.436 -- Soils, thermal properties.
551.52 -- Atmospheric radiation and temperature.
551.576 -- Cloud.
551.578.46 -- Snow cover and snow patches.
91(08) -- Expeditions: 1959- South African National Antarctic Expeditions.
91(08) -- Expeditions: 2007 SANAE.
B -- Geology and soil sciences.
(*7) -- Antarctic regions.
(*78) -- Sub-Antarctic islands.
(*783) -- Prince Edward Islands.
SPRI record no.: 191061

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