Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Research article
29 May 2020
Research article |  | 29 May 2020

Drifting-snow statistics from multiple-year autonomous measurements in Adélie Land, East Antarctica

Charles Amory

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This paper presents an assessment of drifting-snow occurrences and snow mass transport from up to 9 years (2010–2018) of half-hourly observational records collected at two remote locations in coastal Adelie Land (East Antarctica) using second-generation IAV Engineering acoustic FlowCapt sensors. The dataset is freely available to the scientific community and can be used to complement satellite products and evaluate snow-transport models close to the surface and at high temporal frequency.