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Title: Cloud cover over Spitsbergen and its relation to atmospheric circulation (1983-2015)

Creator:

Łupikasza, Ewa ; Lipiński, Oskar

Date issued/created:

2017

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Geographia Polonica Vol. 90 No. 1 (2017)

Publisher:

IGiPZ PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

24 cm

Abstract:

This paper discusses the cloud cover and its relation to atmospheric circulation over Spitsbergen during 1983-2015. It focuses on monthly and seasonal cloud covers and on the frequency of days with specific cloud cover (cloudless, clear, cloudy and completely overcast sky) and their relation to various circulation types. In the research period the cloud cover characteristics were differentiated over the island on both monthly and seasonal scales, and they strongly depended on the direction of air advection. The highest mean daily cloud cover was reported for circulation types with air advection from the south (S+SWc and S+SWa). The greatest variation in the cloud cover distribution was observed during the polar night (at Svalbard Lufthavn and Ny-Ålesund) or in the autumn (Hornsund). The long-term variability in the cloud cover significantly depends on the frequency of N+NEa type (negative correlation) and on S+SWc and W+NWc and Cc+Bc types (positive correlation), particularly in sprin

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Relation:

Geographia Polonica

Volume:

90

Issue:

1

Start page:

21

End page:

38

Format:

File size 1,4 MB ; application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:61908 ; 0016-7282 ; 10.7163/GPol.0076

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CBGiOS. IGiPZ PAN, call nos.: Cz.2085, Cz.2173, Cz.2406 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

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Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license

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Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection. Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS

Projects co-financed by:

European Union. European Regional Development Fund ; Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure

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