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Title: A summary of weather observed at Crete and Summit stations, Greenland June 1974
Authors: National Science Foundation (U.S.). Office of Polar Programs.
Bilello, Michael A.
Langway, Chester C., 1929-
Mock, S. J.
Keywords: Greenland
Cold regions
Arctic regions
Greenland ice sheet
Meteorological observations
Summer weather
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 244.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: Daily observations of air temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction were made at Crete Station on the Greenland ice sheet from 5 to 24 June 1974. The average air temperature during this period was -16.6°C (+2.1°F), and ranged from a minimum of-30°C (-22°F) to a maximum of-6°C (+21.2°F). The wind speed averaged 7.6 knots and was predominantly from the north. Extended periods of clear or partly cloudy weather were observed, although ground fog and reduced surface visibility occurred simultaneously. During passages of low pressure troughs, light snow, blowing snow and a whiteout were observed; at these times visibility became quite limited. At Summit Station the minimum air temperature observed between 7 and 14 June 1974 was -27°C (-16.6"F) and the maximum was -13°C (+8.6°F). These observations, however, were not made during the coldest or warmest part of the day, so the true extremes were probably greater thanthese. During passage of a low pressure trough at both stations, the pressure at Crete Station dropped 9 mb over a 45-hour period, andthat at Summit Station dropped 6 mb over a 37-hour period.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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