Automatic Weather Station Data from the Vestfonna Ice Cap

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Ulf Jonsell - Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

Description

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.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Ulf Jonsell - Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

Identifiers

SND-ID: ECDS 0159

Description

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.

Language

English

Time period(s) investigated

2007-04-22 — 2009-05-01

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Lowest geographic unit

Country

Time Method

Data contains personal data

No

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2017-05-12
https://doi.org/10.5879/ggjr-7k44

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Creative Commons  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Automatic Weather Station Data from the Vestfonna Ice Cap

Citation

Ulf Jonsell. Uppsala University (2017). <em>Automatic Weather Station Data from the Vestfonna Ice Cap</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5879/ggjr-7k44">https://doi.org/10.5879/ggjr-7k44</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Ulf Jonsell - Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

Description

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 r

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Collection methodology

Physical measurements

Time period(s) investigated

2007-05-01 — 2009-04-30

Published: 2017-08-30
Last updated: 2020-02-13