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
Ariebreen mass balance stake network
CRYOSPHERE>GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS>GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE
Stake network is controlled at least twice a year. In Spring: April/May, in the Autumn: September/October
If possible, stake readings are taken twice a year: Spring and Autumn. Bulk snow density measurements are taken in the snow pits
Bartłomiej Luks
luks@igf.edu.pl
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Type: land platform (on ice)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids:
Site info: Ariebreen surface mass balance monitoring reestablished in 2016 and since then is run under the umbrella of Polish Polar Station Hornsund owned by IG PAS.
Atmospheric O2 and CO2 measurement system
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS>CARBON DIOXIDE
The system consists of fuel cell oxygen analyzer and Non-Dispersive Infrared Analyzer (NDIR)
Continuous

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>OXYGEN COMPOUNDS>MOLECULAR OXYGEN
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:
Atmospheric gondola for aerosol particles
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
Short seasonal campaigns. Instrumented payload (15 kg) to be lifted by a tethered balloon. Parameters include: Aerosol size distribution, scattering coefficient, absorption coefficient, meteo, ozone
Angelo Viola, Mauro Mazzola, David Cappelletti
angelopietro.viola@cnr.it; mauro.mazzola@cnr.it, david.cappelletti@unipg.it
National Research Council of Italy
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3693
Site info:
Automatic Weather Station Holtedahlfonna 2
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE

CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>LONGWAVE RADIATION

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>SHORTWAVE RADIATION

CRYOSPHERE>SNOW/ICE>SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
Jack Kohler
jack.kohler@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3231
Site info: 1 hour continuous, but many gaps, Holtedahlfonna
Automatic Weather Station Holtedahlfonna 4.5
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY

CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>LONGWAVE RADIATION

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>SHORTWAVE RADIATION

CRYOSPHERE>SNOW/ICE>SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
Jack Kohler
jack.kohler@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3231
Site info: 1 hour continuous, but many gaps; Holtedahlfonna
Automatic Weather Station Kongsvegen 1
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY>RELATIVE HUMIDITY
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>SHORTWAVE RADIATION
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>LONGWAVE RADIATION
1 hour continuous.

CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH
1 hour continuous.

CRYOSPHERE>SNOW/ICE>SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
1 hour continuous.
Jack Kohler
jack.kohler@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (on ice)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids: 2203
Site info: Glacier surface Automatic Weather Station
Automatic Weather Station Kongsvegen 1
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY>RELATIVE HUMIDITY
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>SHORTWAVE RADIATION
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>LONGWAVE RADIATION
1 hour continuous.

CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH
1 hour continuous.

CRYOSPHERE>SNOW/ICE>SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
1 hour continuous.
Jack Kohler
jack.kohler@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (on ice)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids: 3231
Site info: Glacier surface Automatic Weather Station
Automatic Weather Station Kongsvegen 6
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY>RELATIVE HUMIDITY
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>SHORTWAVE RADIATION
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>LONGWAVE RADIATION
1 hour continuous.

CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH
1 hour continuous.

CRYOSPHERE>SNOW/ICE>SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
1 hour continuous.
Jack Kohler and Stephen Hudson
jack.kohler@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (on ice)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids: 2203
Site info: Glacier surface Automatic Weather Station. Normal automatic weather station. In addition a 10m tower, measuring at 2, 4 and 10 m over the ice the following parameters: Air temperature, Relative humidity, Wind speed, Wind direction.
Automatic Weather Station Kongsvegen 6
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY>RELATIVE HUMIDITY
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>SHORTWAVE RADIATION
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>LONGWAVE RADIATION
1 hour continuous.

CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH
1 hour continuous.

CRYOSPHERE>SNOW/ICE>SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
1 hour continuous.
Jack Kohler and Stephen Hudson
jack.kohler@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (on ice)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids: 3231
Site info: Glacier surface Automatic Weather Station. Normal automatic weather station. In addition a 10m tower, measuring at 2, 4 and 10 m over the ice the following parameters: Air temperature, Relative humidity, Wind speed, Wind direction.
Automatic Weather Station Pynten
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>LONGWAVE RADIATION
1 hour continuous.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>SHORTWAVE RADIATION
1 hour continuous.
Jack Kohler
jack.kohler@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (on ice)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3231
Site info: