SIOS observation facility catalogue

This catalogue has been developed to provide 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.

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About OCF

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.

Observation Facility Variables Contact Additional Information
COSMOS - black carbon
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>CARBONACEOUS AEROSOLS
continuous
Makoto Koike
koike@eps.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 5460
Site info:
Mast for Temperature Gradient
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
Data are obtained at 10 m every 30 minute year round.
Julia Boike, Niko Bornemann
Julia.Boike@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Closed
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 2950
Site info: Bayelva
Medusa
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS>CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS
continuous (one sample every 3 hours)

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS>HYDROCHLOROFLUOROCARBONS
continuous (one sample every 3 hours)

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS>HALONS
continuous (one sample every 3 hours)
Ove Hermansen
oh@nilu.no
Norwegian Institute for Air Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3274
Site info:
Nephlometer
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>AEROSOL RADIANCE
Nephlometer (3-wavelength integrating)
Continuous
Birgitta Noone
bibbi@itm.su.se
Stockholm University
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3615
Site info:
10-line Global Sampler
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
Seasonal sampling

ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>PARTICULATE MATTER
Seasonal sampling

ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
Seasonal sampling

ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>DUST/ASH/SMOKE
Seasonal sampling

ATMOSPHERE>CLOUDS>CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
Seasonal sampling
Yutaka Tobo
tobo.yutaka@nipr.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 10176
Site info:
10-line Global Sampler (Zeppelin)
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
Continuous

ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>PARTICULATE MATTER
Continuous

ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
Continuous

ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>DUST/ASH/SMOKE
Continuous

ATMOSPHERE>CLOUDS>CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
Continuous
Yutaka Tobo
tobo.yutaka@nipr.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 10176
Site info:
AWIPEV Underwater Observatory



Philipp Fischer
philipp.fischer@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: underwater platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 5742
Site info:
AWIPEV-COSYNA Mooring
OCEANS>SALINITY/DENSITY>SALINITY
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.


OCEANS>OCEAN CIRCULATION>OCEAN CURRENTS
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.

OCEANS>OCEAN OPTICS>FLUORESCENCE
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.

OCEANS>OCEAN OPTICS>TURBIDITY
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.

OCEANS>OCEAN CHEMISTRY>DISSOLVED GASES
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.

OCEANS>OCEAN OPTICS>PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.

OCEANS>OCEAN CHEMISTRY>PH
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.

OCEANS>OCEAN CHEMISTRY>CARBON DIOXIDE
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.
Philipp Fischer
Philipp.Fischer@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: underwater platform (mobile)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 5742
Site info: Kongsfjorden
AWS Zeppelin
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
continuous

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION
continuous

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
continuous

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY
continuous

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE>ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
continuous
Are Backlund
Are.Backlund@nilu.no
Norwegian Institute for Air Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 10137
Site info:
Acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP)
OCEANS>OCEAN CIRCULATION>OCEAN CURRENTS
Data are obtained continously (0.1 Hz).

OCEANS>OCEAN CIRCULATION>TURBULENCE
Data are obtained continously (0.1 Hz).
Philipp Fischer
Philipp.Fischer@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: underwater platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 5742
Site info: Ny-Ålesund, Old Pier observatory