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
Eddy Covariance station
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>HEAT FLUX
The system is sensitive to disturbanses (avoid trafic or other installations closeby). Symbolic reindeer protection around.
Data are obtained continously.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
The system is sensitive to disturbanses (avoid trafic or other installations closeby). Symbolic reindeer protection around.
Data are obtained continously.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION
The system is sensitive to disturbanses (avoid trafic or other installations closeby). Symbolic reindeer protection around.
Data are obtained continously.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY>RELATIVE HUMIDITY
The system is sensitive to disturbanses (avoid trafic or other installations closeby). Symbolic reindeer protection around.
Data are obtained continously.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
The system is sensitive to disturbanses (avoid trafic or other installations closeby). Symbolic reindeer protection around.
Data are obtained continously.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE>ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
The system is sensitive to disturbanses (avoid trafic or other installations closeby). Symbolic reindeer protection around.
Data are obtained continously.
Christoph Ritter
Christoph.Ritter@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 6525
Site info: Ny-Ålesund (300m southwest of AWIPEV Observatory)
Eddy Covariance system
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION>HEAT FLUX
Data are obtained every 30 minute year round.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS>CARBON DIOXIDE
Data are obtained every 30 minute year round.

CRYOSPHERE>SNOW/ICE>SNOW DEPTH
Data are obtained every 30 minute year round.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY>RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Data are obtained every 30 minute year round.

ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
Data are obtained every 30 minute year round.
Julia Boike, Niko Bornemann
Julia.Boike@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Closed
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 2950
Site info: Bayelva
FerryBox
OCEANS>OCEAN TEMPERATURE>WATER TEMPERATURE
Part of COSYNA network.
Data are obtained continously (0.1 Hz).

OCEANS>SALINITY/DENSITY>SALINITY
Part of COSYNA network.
Data are obtained continously (0.1 Hz).

OCEANS>OCEAN OPTICS>TURBIDITY
Part of COSYNA network.
Data are obtained continously (0.1 Hz).

OCEANS>OCEAN CHEMISTRY>OXYGEN
Part of COSYNA network.
Data are obtained continously (0.1 Hz).

OCEANS>OCEAN CHEMISTRY>CHLOROPHYLL
Part of COSYNA network.
Data are obtained continously (0.1 Hz).
Philipp Fischer
Philipp.Fischer@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: sea platform (mobile)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 5742
Site info: Ny-Ålesund (Old Pier)
Flow meter sensor 1
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>SURFACE WATER>SURFACE WATER FEATURES>RIVERS/STREAMS
every hour
Masaki Uchida
uchida@nipr.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Type: lake/river platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3156
Site info:
Flow meter sensor 2
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>SURFACE WATER>SURFACE WATER FEATURES>RIVERS/STREAMS
every hour
Masaki Uchida
uchida@nipr.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Type: lake/river platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3156
Site info:
Fog monitor (FM-120)
ATMOSPHERE>CLOUDS>CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
continuous
Makoto Koike
koike@eps.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 6545
Site info:
Fourier Transfrom Spectrometer
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE INDICES
Fourier Transfrom Spectrometer.
Measure temperature at 87km height from rooftop of Dasan station. Continuous
(night time). Time resolution 5 minutes. Access with time lag.

Jeong Han Kim
jhkim@kopri.re.kr
Korean Polar Research Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids:
Site info:
Frequency microwave radiometer
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
Radiometrics WVR-2200
Continuous measurements every 5 minutes.
Masataka Shiobara
shio@nipr.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Closed
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 6443
Site info:
GPS receiver Sverdrup
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY>TOTAL ELECTRON CONTENT
GPS receiver.
Measure ionospheric total electron content, with routine observation all year round. Time resolution 1 minute.
Via contact person
-
University of Oslo
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids:
Site info:
GPS reference station Sverdrup
SOLID EARTH>GEODETICS>COORDINATE REFERENCE SYSTEM>GLOBAL COORDINATE REFERENCE SYSTEM
In operation only during NPI glaciology field work
Jack Kohler
jack.kohler@npolar.no
Norwegian Polar Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
SIOS project: -
RIS ids: 3231
Site info: Ny-Ålesund (Sverdrup)