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
Ceilometer
ATMOSPHERE>CLOUDS>CLOUD PROPERTIES>CLOUD HEIGHT
Laser ceilometer
Continuous
K.P. Krishnan
krishnan@ncpor.res.in
National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR)
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids:
Site info:
Condensation particle counter
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
CPC - TSI 3010
Frequency of operation was once per month. Open access on request.
Dominique Fleury
Dominique.Fleury@ipev.fr
The French Polar Institute Paul-Émile Victor
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids:
Site info:
Cyclone pollen sampler
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION>PROTISTS>SPOROZOANS
Seasonal sampling for spores
Luigi D'Acqui
luigipaolo.dacqui@cnr.it
National Research Council of Italy
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids:
Site info:
De Geerdalen station
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>SURFACE WATER>SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS>RUNOFF
Sutron Iridiumlink logger 9602 type, 1308720 serial number
Water level sensors
OTT Radar Level sensor (RLS) 47421 type, 423438 serial number
OTT Pressure Level Sensor 47422 type, 450479 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.

TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY>WATER CHARACTERISTICS>WATER TEMPERATURE
Vemco Minilog-II-T the sensor are change every year.
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>SOLIDS>SUSPENDED SOLIDS
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.
Sediment 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.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
Air temperature using pt100 element, 10040 type, 200906 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>ORGANIC MATTER
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.
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.

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 24 hourly intervals during the summer season. Now water in the river during late autumn winter and spring.
Kjetil Melvold
kjme@nve.no
Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
Type: lake/river platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 1668
Site info: It covers a catchment area of 79.1 km² of which 10 % consists of glaciers. The monitoring station is placed in a narrow gorge in part of a waterfall (Hyperitfossen) with a stable rock profile, close to the river outlet.
De Geerdalen station
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>SURFACE WATER>SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS>RUNOFF
Sutron Iridiumlink logger 9602 type, 1308720 serial number
Water level sensors
OTT Radar Level sensor (RLS) 47421 type, 423438 serial number
OTT Pressure Level Sensor 47422 type, 450479 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.

TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY>WATER CHARACTERISTICS>WATER TEMPERATURE
Vemco Minilog-II-T the sensor are change every year.
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>SOLIDS>SUSPENDED SOLIDS
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.
Sediment 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.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
Air temperature using pt100 element, 10040 type, 200906 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>ORGANIC MATTER
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.
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.

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 24 hourly intervals during the summer season. Now water in the river during late autumn winter and spring.
Kjetil Melvold
kjme@nve.no
Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
Type: lake/river platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 11353
Site info: It covers a catchment area of 79.1 km² of which 10 % consists of glaciers. The monitoring station is placed in a narrow gorge in part of a waterfall (Hyperitfossen) with a stable rock profile, close to the river outlet.
Differential Mobility Particle Sizer (DMPS)
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
Continuous
Tabea Hennig
tabea.hennig@itm.su.se
Stockholm University
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3615
Site info:
Differential mobility analyzer (DMA)
ATMOSPHERE>CLOUDS>CLOUD MICROPHYSICS>PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION
Continuous
Tabea Hennig
tabea.hennig@itm.su.se
Stockholm University
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3615
Site info:
Digitel HiVol Sampler
ATMOSPHERE>AIR QUALITY>LEAD
1-2 days per week

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>TRACE ELEMENTS/TRACE METALS
1-2 days per week
Are Bäcklund
Are.Backlund@nilu.no
Norwegian Institute for Air Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 10137
Site info: Part of EMEP
Disdrometer
ATMOSPHERE>CLOUDS>CLOUD MICROPHYSICS>PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION
continuous
Naohiko Hirasawa
hira.n@nipr.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 10834
Site info:
ECC Ozone sonde
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>OXYGEN COMPOUNDS>OZONE
1 or 2/week. Continuous
Marion Maturilli
Marion.Maturilli@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 1118
Site info: