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
Automatic weather station Leirhaugen
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
every 10 min

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION
every 10 min

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
every 10 min

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY>RELATIVE HUMIDITY
every 10 min
Masaki Uchida
uchida@nipr.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids:
Site info: AWS for terrestrial biology research
BSRN meteorological tower
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
Continuously (1 minute data resolution)

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY>RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Continuously (1 minute data resolution)

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
Continuously (1 minute data resolution)
Marion Maturilli
Marion.Maturilli@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 6817
Site info: Part of BSRN network. Parameters at 2m: temperature, relative humidity and wind; parameters at 10m: temperature and wind
BSRN radiation station
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>SHORTWAVE RADIATION
Continuously (1 minute data resolution). Receiving radiation 400 nm - 42 mm

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>LONGWAVE RADIATION
Continuously (1 minute data resolution). Receiving radiation 400 nm - 42 mm

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
Continuously (1 minute data resolution). Receiving radiation 400 nm - 42 mm

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
Continuously (1 minute data resolution). Receiving radiation 400 nm - 42 mm

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>NET RADIATION
Continuously (1 minute data resolution). Receiving radiation 400 nm - 42 mm

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>SOLAR RADIATION
Continuously (1 minute data resolution). Receiving radiation 400 nm - 42 mm
Marion Maturilli
Marion.Maturilli@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 2350
Site info: Part of BSRN network.
Bayelva site: Meteorology and Radiation
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
Continuously (every 30 min)

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>SHORTWAVE RADIATION
Continuously (every 30 min)

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>LONGWAVE RADIATION
Continuously (every 30 min)

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
Continuously (every 30 min)

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
Continuously (every 30 min)

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY>RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Continuously (every 30 min)

CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH
Continuously (every 30 min)
Julia Boike, Niko Bornemann
julia.boike@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 2950
Site info: part of GTN-P
Bayelva site: soil property profiles
LAND SURFACE>FROZEN GROUND>ACTIVE LAYER
Continuously (every 1hr)

LAND SURFACE>FROZEN GROUND>PERMAFROST
Continuously (every 1hr)

LAND SURFACE>FROZEN GROUND>SOIL TEMPERATURE
Continuously (every 1hr)

LAND SURFACE>SURFACE THERMAL PROPERTIES>LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Continuously (every 1hr)

LAND SURFACE>SOILS>ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY
Continuously (every 1hr)

LAND SURFACE>SOILS>SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Continuously (every 1hr)

LAND SURFACE>SOILS>SOIL HEAT BUDGET
Continuously (every 1hr)
Julia Boike, Niko Bornemann
Julia.Boike@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 2950
Site info: part of GTN-P
Bayelva station
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>SURFACE WATER>SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS>RUNOFF
Sutron IridiumLink logger 9602, type, 1311454 serial number
Pressure Level sensor WIKA 891, type, 3367862 serial number
? Pressure Level sensor 4 TECH MT-30, 21160 type, 0104189 serial number
Yearly maintenance by NVE, short inspection by NP. Discharge measurements carried out on different water level/stages in order to convert from water stages to discharge/runoff.
Sampling water stage at hourly intervals using both radar sensor and pressure transducer during the summer season. Now water in the river during late autumn winter and spring.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
Sutron Iridiumlink logger 9602 type, 1311454 serial number
Air temperature using pt100, 10040 type, ? serial number.
Young radiation screen
Yearly maintenance by NVE during summer season.
Temperature measurements are made using an pt100 element protected in Young radiation screen and reported hour data.

TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY>WATER CHARACTERISTICS>WATER TEMPERATURE
Water temperature measured using Vemco Minilog-II-T
Yearly exchange of logger by NVE. Data not online
Water temperature measurements are made using a Vemco Minilog-II-T one sample each hour, during the summer season. Now water in the river during late autumn winter and spring.

TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY>WATER CHARACTERISTICS>CONDUCTIVITY
ISCO water sampler, 600 type, 203D01323 serial number
Yearly maintenance by NVE, short inspection by NP and maintenance of the sediment sampler during the summer season.
Conductivity measured in water samples taken at 8 hourly intervals during the summer season. Now water in the river during late autumn winter and spring.

TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY>SOLIDS>SUSPENDED SOLIDS
ISCO water sampler, 600 type, 195-H01890 serial number
Yearly maintenance by NVE, short inspection by NP and maintenance of the sediment sampler during the summer season.
Sediment concentration measured in water samples taken at 8 hourly intervals during the summer season. Now water in the river during late autumn winter and spring.

TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY>WATER CHARACTERISTICS>ORGANIC MATTER
ISCO water sampler, 600 type, 195-H01890 serial number


Yearly maintenance by NVE, short inspection by NP and maintenance of the sediment sampler during the summer season.
Organic matter concentration measured in water samples taken at 24 hourly intervals during the summer season. Now water in the river during late autumn winter and spring.
Harald Songe
haso@nve.no
Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
Type: lake/river platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids: 1668
Site info: Bayelva is situated on Brøggerhalvøya, due west of Ny-Ålesund. The catchment area is 30.9 km² of which 54 % is covered by the glaciers Austre Brøggerbreen and Vestre Brøggerbreen. In 1988 NVE initiated the discharge measurements and the river profile of Bayelva was stabilised by a large compound crump weir, designed and built by NVE. The cost was about 1 million Norwegian 1988-kroner. As the river profile is constantly changing there followed several problems, mainly due to the large amounts of sediment and ice build-up, but most were solved the following year.
The main problems with the runoff measurements are connected to ice and snow blocking the weir at the beginning of the snowmelt season (Fig. 14), leading to errors in calculation of river discharge. This is corrected for as far as possible, but the resulting accuracy is not known precisely.
Bayelva station
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>SURFACE WATER>SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS>RUNOFF
Sutron IridiumLink logger 9602, type, 1311454 serial number
Pressure Level sensor WIKA 891, type, 3367862 serial number
? Pressure Level sensor 4 TECH MT-30, 21160 type, 0104189 serial number
Yearly maintenance by NVE, short inspection by NP. Discharge measurements carried out on different water level/stages in order to convert from water stages to discharge/runoff.
Sampling water stage at hourly intervals using both radar sensor and pressure transducer during the summer season. Now water in the river during late autumn winter and spring.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
Sutron Iridiumlink logger 9602 type, 1311454 serial number
Air temperature using pt100, 10040 type, ? serial number.
Young radiation screen
Yearly maintenance by NVE during summer season.
Temperature measurements are made using an pt100 element protected in Young radiation screen and reported hour data.

TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY>WATER CHARACTERISTICS>WATER TEMPERATURE
Water temperature measured using Vemco Minilog-II-T
Yearly exchange of logger by NVE. Data not online
Water temperature measurements are made using a Vemco Minilog-II-T one sample each hour, during the summer season. Now water in the river during late autumn winter and spring.

TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY>WATER CHARACTERISTICS>CONDUCTIVITY
ISCO water sampler, 600 type, 203D01323 serial number
Yearly maintenance by NVE, short inspection by NP and maintenance of the sediment sampler during the summer season.
Conductivity measured in water samples taken at 8 hourly intervals during the summer season. Now water in the river during late autumn winter and spring.

TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY>SOLIDS>SUSPENDED SOLIDS
ISCO water sampler, 600 type, 195-H01890 serial number
Yearly maintenance by NVE, short inspection by NP and maintenance of the sediment sampler during the summer season.
Sediment concentration measured in water samples taken at 8 hourly intervals during the summer season. Now water in the river during late autumn winter and spring.

TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY>WATER CHARACTERISTICS>ORGANIC MATTER
ISCO water sampler, 600 type, 195-H01890 serial number


Yearly maintenance by NVE, short inspection by NP and maintenance of the sediment sampler during the summer season.
Organic matter concentration measured in water samples taken at 24 hourly intervals during the summer season. Now water in the river during late autumn winter and spring.
Harald Songe
haso@nve.no
Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
Type: lake/river platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids: 11353
Site info: Bayelva is situated on Brøggerhalvøya, due west of Ny-Ålesund. The catchment area is 30.9 km² of which 54 % is covered by the glaciers Austre Brøggerbreen and Vestre Brøggerbreen. In 1988 NVE initiated the discharge measurements and the river profile of Bayelva was stabilised by a large compound crump weir, designed and built by NVE. The cost was about 1 million Norwegian 1988-kroner. As the river profile is constantly changing there followed several problems, mainly due to the large amounts of sediment and ice build-up, but most were solved the following year.
The main problems with the runoff measurements are connected to ice and snow blocking the weir at the beginning of the snowmelt season (Fig. 14), leading to errors in calculation of river discharge. This is corrected for as far as possible, but the resulting accuracy is not known precisely.
Bayelva: Gamma Snow Water Equivalent
ATMOSPHERE>PRECIPITATION>SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
Tripod with mounted instruments. Data are obtained every hour.

CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH
Tripod with mounted instruments. Data are obtained every hour.
Julia Boike, Niko Bornemann
julia.boike@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 2950
Site info: Bayelva
Bottles for air samples
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS>METHANE
Flask samples, British bottles, Part of INGOS netweork
Rebecca Fisher (Royal University of London)
r.fisher@es.rhul.ac.uk
Norwegian Institute for Air Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3274
Site info:
Bottles for air samples
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS>METHANE
continuous, daily. Steel bottles
Ove Hermansen
oh@nilu.no
Norwegian Institute for Air Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3274
Site info: