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ANTARCTIC AIR MASSES
SYNOPTIC ANALYSIS IN THE ANTARCTIC
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advection aircraft analysis Antarctic Continent Antarctic Convergence Antarctic front anticyclone approximately arctic average blocking blowing snow climate coast coastal stations cold air continental cyclonic circulation decrease depressions drift East Antarctica easterly eastward experienced extending feet flow forecast frequently frontal glaciers high pressure ice fog intense katabatic winds latitude Little America located low pressure area mainly Marie Byrd Land maritime air maximum McMurdo Sound meteorological miles Minna Bluff mountain nearly northern northward observed occur ooooz orographic pack ice Palmer Peninsula periods polar plateau precipitation pressure gradient produce region Ross Ice Shelf Ross Island Ross Sea sector snow surface southeasterly southeastward southerly southern hemisphere stratus clouds strong winds summer surface inversion surface temperature surface winds synoptic terrain tion tn tn troposphere turbulence upper air upper level usually vertical vicinity visibility weather Weddell Sea westerly whiteout wind direction wind velocities winter zonal zone