Automatic Weather Station Data from the Vestfonna Ice Cap

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Ulf Jonsell - Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

Research principal

Uppsala University rorId


During IPY4-Kinnvika an Automatic Weather Station (AWS) was installed on the western margin of the Vestfonna Ice Cap, Svalbard by a group from the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden. The record includes data from 1 May 2007 – 30 April 2009 on air temperature, relative humidity, 4-component radiation, wind speed, wind direction and inclination (tilt) of the radiation instrument arm. Data are hourly means (2-hourly August 2007-April 2008, due to limited storage capacity) of readings every minute. Minor gaps exist in the record. Temperature sensors are unventilated.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

2007-05-01 – 2009-04-30

Data format / data structure

Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Lowest geographic unit


Administrative information
Topic and keywords
Published: 2017-05-12
Last updated: 2020-02-13