Antarctic Meteorological Research Center


The Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (AMRC) is an observational research center focused on the meteorology of the Antarctic and adjacent regions. The AMRC collects, distributes, and archives a wide variety of Antarctic meteorological data. These data include satellite imagery, observational data (such as temperature and wind speed), and output from forecast models. The Center also provides expert assistance with the data to support Antarctic research and weather forecasting. In addition, AMRC creates and disseminates meteorological products over the Web, the prime example being Antarctic satellite composite imagery, produced since 1992.

AMRC is also involved in other Antarctic research, such as fog detection around McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Fog at this research station is the most common reason for aborted flights to Antarctica. Another pursuit is monitoring large tabular icebergs in the Antarctic. Finally, AMRC works to bring the excitement of Antarctic meteorology to students and the general public through numerous outreach efforts.

Contact information

Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
947 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences Building
1225 West Dayton Street
Madison, Wisconsin, USA 53706
Telephone: (608) 265-4816
Fax: (608) 263-6738
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Principal Investigator

Funding contributors and acknowledgements

September 16, 2009