Wendler, G; Ishikawa, N (1988): Tab. 1: Direct beam solar radiation measurements for selected stations in Polar regions. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.762142, Supplement to:Wendler, Gerd; Ishikawa, Nobuyoshi (1988): Measurements of the atmospheric turbidity at D47, Adelie Land, Antarctica. Polarforschung, 58(1), 41-46, hdl:10013/epic.29597.d001
As part of a larger experiment, atmospheric turbidity measurements were carried out during the austral summer 1985/86 in Adelie Land, Eastern Antarctica at 1560 m elevation. A comparison of our measurements of the solar beam with those of other areas in the Arctic and Antarctic was carried out. Our values were higher than all measurements from the Arctic. For Antarctica, Plateau and Mizuho Stations, both higher in altitude, had somewhat higher values, while the value of the coastal stations were lower. We calculated also turbidity indexes such as Unke's turbidity factor T and Angstrom's turbidity coefficient ß. Mean values of T were around 2.0, which are low values indeed. Beta values were around 0.04, a rather typical value for polar regions. No trend in turbidity could be observed for the time of observation. Further, it could be shown that the decrease in intensity with increasing optical air mass was less pronounced for larger wavelengths than for shorter ones.