Synoptic meteorological observations, including radiosonde observations

Updated 2016-08-15

Weather forecasting Main gaps: These observations are operational observations of METNO

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
not specified
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Cecilie Stenersen
Phone
+4722963000
Email
on.tem@nesrenets.eilicec

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Air/aerosol

Geography

Regions studied
Norway
Svalbard

Data availability

Data availability and access

http://eklima.met.no/

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

- Jan Mayen • Synoptic weather station (upgraded 2008) • Hourly automatic observations: Temperature, Pressure, Wind, Humidity • Manual observations every 3 hour: Precipitation, Snow depth, Clouds, Weather, Visibility • Radiosonde observations. - Bjørnøya • Synoptic weather station • Manual observations every hour: Temperature, Pressure, Humidity, Precipitation, Snow depth, Clouds, Weather, Visibility • Radiosonde observations. - Hopen • Synoptic weather station • Manual observations every third hour: Temperature, Pressure, Humidity, Precipitation, Clouds, Weather, Visibility - Edgeøya, Verlegenhuken og Karl XII • Automatic station with observations every third hour: Temperature, Pressure, Wind, Humidity.  - Ny-Ålesund AWS • Synoptic weather station • Automatic observations every third hour: Temperature, Pressure, Wind, Humidity, Precipitation • Manual observations every third hour: Precipitation, Snow depth, Clouds, Weather, Visibility Radiosonde station. - Svea air port (Owned by Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani AS) • Automatic observations: Temperature, Pressure, Wind, Humidity. - Svalbard air port (Owned by Avinor). • Synoptic station. • Automatic observations every hour: Temperature, Pressure, Wind, Humidity • Manual observations every thrid hour: Precipitation, Snow depth, Clouds, Weather, Visibility - Hornsund (Owned by Geophysical institute, Poland.) • Synoptic station Manual observations every third hour: Temperature, Pressure, Humidity, Precipitation, Snow depth, Clouds, Weather, Visibility In addition data from vessels in the area are reported and AMDAR from SAS aircrafts serving Longyearbyen are reported.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
Other institutes involved in the project

Norwegian Metereological Institute (METNO)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

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