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Arctic Transitions in the Land-Atmosphere System Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
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REQUEST PROCEDURE
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Surface In-Situ Networks
This data set contains meteorological, radiation, soil, and snow data from several sites in three regions in Alaska: Ivotuk, Kougarok and Council. The goal of the project is to improve the understanding of the scientific role that soil moisture and surface temperature play in affecting the surface energy balance, sub-surface thermal dynamics, and vegetation distribution. Measurements were taken as part of the Land-Atmosphere-Ice Interactions Arctic Transitions in the Land-Atmosphere System (LAII-ATLAS) program. The research project was funded by the Arctic System Sciences (ARCSS) Program, grant number OPP-9818066.
CONTACT
Larry Hinzman
University of Alaska Fairbanks/International Arctic Research Center
P.O. Box 757340 Fairbanks, AK 99775-7340
(907) 474-7331
ffldh@uaf.edu
http://www.iarc.uaf.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameAK WERC-ATLAS
Collective
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationAlaska
Number of Stations8, 5 remain active
Map of Stationshttp://www.uaf.edu/water/projects/atlas/metdata/atlasmetsitemap.htm
Categorymeteorology
Parameters (Most)1m, 3m Air Temperature / Relative Humidity 3m or 10m Wind Speed Summer Net Radiation Summer Precipitation Subsurface soil moisture and soil temperature
Paramters (Limited)Incoming and Reflected Shortwave Radiation Emitted and Incoming Longwave Radiation snow depth
Archivehttp://www.uaf.edu/water/projects/atlas/metdata/atlasmetsitemap.htm
Period of Record1998 - Present (station dependent)
Temporal Resolution60 minute
Data SeasonVia Telemetry hourly
Data AvailabilityClimate archive updated annually, near-real time site update about ten minutes into each hour.
Other PurposesWinter traveler safety for local residents
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
N/A
REMARKS
This project originally consisted of eight stations. Due to bear activity and funding limitations there are now five core sites.
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 14:55