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
Brandal enclosure and loggers
BIOSPHERE>ECOSYSTEMS>MARINE ECOSYSTEMS>BENTHIC
Brandal enclosure and loggers
Exclosure and salinity and temperature loggers. 3 x 3 m, cockle growth. Automatic measurements every 10 min

Jürgen Laudien
Juergen.Laudien@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: underwater platform (mobile)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3221
Site info: Brandal
Brewer spectrophotometer
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION
Ground based scanning spectrophotometer. Measurements of UV-B and ozone vertical profiles
Seasonal during the light period of the year (continuous measurements)

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>OXYGEN COMPOUNDS>OZONE
Ground based scanning spectrophotometer. Measurements of UV-B and ozone vertical profiles
Seasonal during the light period of the year (continuous measurements)
Angelo Viola, Mauro Mazzola, Boyan Petkov
angelopietro.viola@cnr.it; mauro.mazzola @cnr.it; b.petkov@isac.cnr.it
National Research Council of Italy
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3305
Site info:
CO gas chromatograph
ATMOSPHERE>AIR QUALITY>CARBON MONOXIDE
continuous
Chris Lunder
crl@nilu.no
Norwegian Institute for Air Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Closed
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3274
Site info: Part of GAW, INGOS,
COAT Istjørndalen weather station
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

CRYOSPHERE>FROZEN GROUND>SOIL TEMPERATURE
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET
Stein Tore Pedersen
stein.tore.pedersen@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids: 10771
Site info: Janssonhaugen and Reindalspasset operational, Istjørndalen, Nedre Sassendalen and Klauva starting to operate in 2020/2021.
COAT Janssonhaugen weather station
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

CRYOSPHERE>FROZEN GROUND>SOIL TEMPERATURE
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET
Stein Tore Pedersen
stein.tore.pedersen@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids: 10771
Site info:
COAT Klauva weather station
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

CRYOSPHERE>FROZEN GROUND>SOIL TEMPERATURE
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET
Stein Tore Pedersen
stein.tore.pedersen@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Pre-operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids: 10771
Site info: Janssonhaugen and Reindalspasset operational, Istjørndalen, Nedre Sassendalen and Klauva starting to operate in 2020/2021.
COAT Nedre Sassendalen weather station
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

CRYOSPHERE>FROZEN GROUND>SOIL TEMPERATURE
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET
Stein Tore Pedersen
stein.tore.pedersen@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Pre-operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids: 10771
Site info: Janssonhaugen and Reindalspasset operational, Istjørndalen, Nedre Sassendalen and Klauva starting to operate in 2020/2021.
COAT Reindalspasset weather station
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET

CRYOSPHERE>FROZEN GROUND>SOIL TEMPERATURE
instruments to measure wind, temperature, snow depth, ground temperature
1x per year
Live feed to MET
Stein Tore Pedersen
stein.tore.pedersen@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids: 10771
Site info: Janssonhaugen and Reindalspasset operational, Istjørndalen, Nedre Sassendalen and Klauva starting to operate in 2020/2021.

COAT_Exclosure_1
BIOSPHERE>VEGETATION>BIOMASS
seasonal
Åshild Ø. Pedersen
Ashild.Pedersen@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids: 10771
Site info: Kolhamnlaguna; Terrestric exclosure with fence. Old exclosure, which has been renovated in 2019.
COAT_Exclosure_2
BIOSPHERE>VEGETATION>BIOMASS
seasonal
Åshild Ø. Pedersen
Ashild.Pedersen@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: SIOS-InfraNor
RIS ids: 10771
Site info: Papphytta; Terrestric exclosure with fence. Old exclosure, which has been renovated in 2019.