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Antarctic Weather and Climate pamphlet

Antarctic Meteorology Online from the British Antarctic Survey

Met. Reps
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E Shackleton
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Dumont D'
Halley Bay
Fossil Bluff
San Martin
Marion Is.

Try the "Comprehensible User Interface!" or the even newer FAQ.

We are pleased to announce (14/10/1999) that BAS has a new faster database machine: queries now run an order of magnitude faster, in seconds instead of minutes. Yippee!

If you want a simple, easy-to-use guide to recent Antarctic weather reports, then look no further! If you know the name of the station that you want, then use the Selected Stations list. If you are interested in a particular area, you may prefer to use the Clickable Map interface. If you want all the stations we decode, then look at the oracle interface below, or the list of all land, ship or buoy stations.

If you are interested in a complex, easy-to-use (or so I pride myself) interface to our longer-term archives, look at the interface to our oracle database. Note that most of the data is daily; for long-term monthly means select the "Jones_and_Limbert" table.

I can tell you where the information comes from and how it is decoded. The latest decoded reports that we have are at least 10 minutes old, and any given (well-behaved) station should have a report from sometime in the last 6 hours.

More data from: public_data.


Info about updates, bugs, downtime...

We have an Explanation of the column headings used in the output and a list of names corresponding to station numbers.

You can also see the full, global (if not perfectly up-to-date) WMO station list. But its biiiigggggggg (1.3M).

Intermediate between these is

Yet another list of AWS numbers and Manned stations.

You can see a picture of our buoy data year by year back to 1993

This index page replaces the old one; you can still see the old one if you really must.

If you have questions concerning operational met (e.g. why has station X not reported for the last 3 days) then please address them to Steve Colwell. If you have questions concerning the presentation or correct functioning of these web pages, then please address them to

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