SIOS observation facility catalogue

SIOS has developed a catalogue which provides an overview of the observation facilities which collect SIOS data. An observation facility can be one instrument or a collection of instruments, e.g. a weather station, and is a term used by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The annotation is standardised following the WMO standards as far as possible, in order to make entries unambiguous and interoperable internationally.

The purpose of the catalogue is to make better use of the existing research infrastructure by facilitating the search for given parameters and their location. In this way, duplication can be avoided and new measurements can be co-located with existing ones. The catalogue may also be used to gain a simple overview of collected parameters and how to access the data. The search interface allows users to search for GCMD keywords or to filter by status, type or observatory. The map interface may be used to search in a particular area.
The catalogue was developed by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, with input from a task force consisting of representatives from the Norwegian Polar Institute and the Alfred Wegener Institute. NySMAC members and RICC gave valuable input on the test version.

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Observation Facility Variables Contact Additional Info
10-line Global Sampler
Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>PARTICULATE MATTER

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>DUST/ASH/SMOKE

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>CLOUDS>CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
Yutaka Tobo
tobo.yutaka@nipr.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Status:
Operational
Type:
land platform (fixed)
10-line Global Sampler (Zeppelin)
Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>PARTICULATE MATTER

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>DUST/ASH/SMOKE

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>CLOUDS>CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
Yutaka Tobo
tobo.yutaka@nipr.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Status:
Operational
Type:
land platform (fixed)
Acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP)
Observed Variable: 
OCEANS>OCEAN CIRCULATION>OCEAN CURRENTS

Observed Variable: 
OCEANS>OCEAN CIRCULATION>TURBULENCE
Philipp Fischer
Philipp.Fischer@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Status:
Operational
Type:
underwater platform (fixed)
Adventdalen Field Station
Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>CLOUDS>MESOSPHERIC CLOUDS (OBSERVED/ANALYZED)>POLAR MESOSPHERIC CLOUDS

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>WIND DYNAMICS>TURBULENCE

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>WIND DYNAMICS>HORIZONTAL WIND VELOCITY/SPEED

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>ALTITUDE>TROPOPAUSE

Observed Variable: 
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING>RADAR>RADAR BACKSCATTER
Chris Hall
chris.hall@uit.no
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Status:
Operational
Type:
land platform (fixed)
Part of SIOS project:
SIOS-InfraNor
Air sampler
Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>STABLE ISOTOPES
Daisuke Goto
goto.daisuke@nipr.ac.jp 
National Institute for Polar Research
Status:
Operational
Type:
land platform (fixed)

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