Dutton, Ellsworth G; Michalsky, Joseph; Schmithüsen, Holger; Notholt, Justus; König-Langlo, Gert; Lemke, Peter; Jung, Thomas (2015): Basic and other measurements of radiation from the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) station South Pole (SPO) in the years 1994 to 2012, reference list of 226 datasets. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.150018, Supplement to: Schmithüsen, Holger; Notholt, Justus; König-Langlo, Gert; Lemke, Peter; Jung, Thomas (2015): How increasing CO2 leads to an increased negative greenhouse effect in Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(23), 10422-10428, https://doi.org/10.1002/2015GL066749
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CO2 is the strongest anthropogenic forcing agent for climate change since pre-industrial times. Like other greenhouse gases, CO2 absorbs terrestrial surface radiation and causes emission from the atmosphere to space. As the surface is generally warmer than the atmosphere, the total long-wave emission to space is commonly less than the surface emission. However, this does not hold true for the high elevated areas of central Antarctica. For this region, the emission to space is higher than the surface emission; and the greenhouse effect of CO2 is around zero or even negative, which has not been discussed so far. We investigated this in detail and show that for central Antarctica an increase in CO2 concentration leads to an increased long-wave energy loss to space, which cools the Earth-atmosphere system. These findings for central Antarctica are in contrast to the general warming effect of increasing CO2.
Latitude: -89.983000 * Longitude: -24.799000
Date/Time Start: 1992-01-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1992-01-01T00:00:00
Minimum Elevation: 2800.0 m * Maximum Elevation: 2800.0 m
SPO (South Pole) * Latitude: -89.983000 * Longitude: -24.799000 * Date/Time: 1992-01-01T00:00:00 * Elevation: 2800.0 m * Location: Antarctica * Campaign: WCRP/GEWEX * Method/Device: Monitoring station (MONS) * Comment: BSRN station no: 26; Surface type: glacier, accumulation area; Topography type: flat, rural; Station scientist: Laura Riihimaki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The data collection contains 226 links to basic and other measurements of radiation from the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN). It covers all available measurements from the time period between 1994-01 and 2012-12 taken at BSRN station South Pole (SPO).
Any user who accepts the BSRN data release guidelines (http://bsrn.awi.de/data/conditions-of-data-release) may ask Amelie Driemel (Amelie.Driemel@awi.de) to obtain an account to download these datasets.
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