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
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
Acoustic sensor
CRYOSPHERE>SNOW/ICE>SNOW DEPTH
Campbell SR50 acoustic sensor
Continuous
Angelo Viola, Mauro Mazzola
angelopietro.viola@cnr.it; mauro.mazzola@cnr.it
National Research Council of Italy
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3471
Site info:
Adventdalen Field Station
ATMOSPHERE>CLOUDS>MESOSPHERIC CLOUDS (OBSERVED/ANALYZED)>POLAR MESOSPHERIC CLOUDS
ATRAD MST radar
When required
normally 10 min

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>WIND DYNAMICS>TURBULENCE
ATRAD MST radar
when required
Normally 10 min

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>WIND DYNAMICS>HORIZONTAL WIND VELOCITY/SPEED
ATRAD meteor wind radar
when requuired
nominally 2 minutes, but to generate results 1 hour data collection before dissemination

ATMOSPHERE>ALTITUDE>TROPOPAUSE
ATRAD MST radar
when required
Normally 10 min

SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING>RADAR>RADAR BACKSCATTER
ATRAD MST radar
when required
Nominally 10 min, summary plots daily
Chris Hall
chris.hall@uit.no
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids: 3729
Site info:
Air sampler
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>STABLE ISOTOPES
Weekly air sampling for subsequent analysis for atmospheric greenhouse gases and other related species.
Daisuke Goto
goto.daisuke@nipr.ac.jp 
National Institute for Polar Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3442
Site info:
Air samples
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS>CARBON DIOXIDE
NOAA global air sampling network (glass bottles)

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS>METHANE
NOAA global air sampling network (glass bottles)

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS>CARBON MONOXIDE
NOAA global air sampling network (glass bottles)

ATMOSPHERE>AIR QUALITY>NITROGEN OXIDES
NOAA global air sampling network (glass bottles)
Molly Heller
ccggflask@noaa.gov
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 10047
Site info:
Air sampling instrument
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS>CARBON DIOXIDE
Weekly air sampling for subsequent analysis for atmospheric CO2

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS>METHANE
Weekly air sampling for subsequent analysis for atmospheric CH4
Daisuke Goto
goto.daisuke@nipr.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 10027
Site info:
All Sky Imager
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS>IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS>AURORAE
http://tid.uio.no/plasma/aurora/
http://tid.uio.no/plasma/aurora/tech
The data were obtained from November 15th to March 1st
Bjørn Lybekk
bjorn.lybekk@fys.uio.no
University of Oslo
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Closed
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 5151
Site info:
All Sky Imager
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS>IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS>AURORAE
http://tid.uio.no/plasma/aurora/
http://tid.uio.no/plasma/aurora/tech
The data are obtained from November 16th to March 1st
Bjørn Lybekk
bjorn.lybekk@fys.uio.no
University of Oslo
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 5151
Site info:
Arctic Ocean Inflow Observational Node
OCEANS>SALINITY/DENSITY>SALINITY
RDI ADCPs
Sea-bird CTDs
RBR CTDs
Various other sensors
Arild Sundfjord
arild.sundfjord@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: underwater platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids:
Site info: The Atlantic Water inflow from the Fram Strait to the Arctic Ocean generally follows the continental slope north of Svalbard; this mooring program captures seasonality, variability and trends in Atlantic Water temperature, salinity, currents and parameters like chl-a, radiation and sea ice cover.
Arctic Ocean inflow time series
CLIMATE INDICATORS>ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS>TEMPERATURE INDICATORS>TEMPERATURE VARIABILITY
Nortek Signature 100, serial number 101128
Randi Ingvaldsen
randi@hi.no
Institute of Marine Research
Type: sea platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids:
Site info: The mooring with bio-acoustic sensor (Nortek Signature 100) were deployed in connection with item 58 north of Svalbard in November 2019