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WERC North Slope Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Climate archive is available online at our website or through the NSIDC (http://www.nsidc.org). Email Rob Gieck, fnreg@uaf.edu for specific data questions.
Surface In-Situ Networks
Driven by the need to improve our understanding of the role that arctic hydrology plays in the regional and global climate, several related hydrologic studies were initiated on the North Slope of Alaska in 1992. These studies included field research and modeling studies of the logistically accessible Kuparuk River basin and selected contributing watersheds, a north draining river system that empties into the Arctic Ocean. The goals are to collect quality hydrologic data throughout the year, monitor and study as many hydrologic processes as possible, address issues of spatial variability, examine hydrologic responses at various scales, and utilize conventional as well as remote methods of data collection. The area of study is the Kuparuk River basin (8, 140 km2) and three smaller drainages: Upper Kuparuk River (142 km2), Imnavait Creek (2.2 km2) and Putuligayuk River on the coastal plain (471 km2). The Putuligayuk catchment has only been studied in a manner similar to the other basins since 1999, although the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) collected runoff data for a number of years.
CONTACT
Larry Hinzman
University of Alaska Fairbanks/Water and Environmental Research Center
P.O. Box 757340 Fairbanks, Ak 99775-7340
(907) 474-7331
ffldh@uaf.edu
http://www.uaf.edu/water/projects/NorthSlope/northslope.html
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameAK WERC-NS
CollectiveN/A
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationAlaska
Number of Stations15
Map of Stationshttp://www.uaf.edu/water/projects/NorthSlope/currentconditions.html
Categorymeteorology
Parameters (Most)Air Temperature, Relative Humidity, Wind Speed, Wind Direction
Paramters (Limited)Net Radiation, incoming and outgoing shortwave & longwave radiation, summer precipitation, annual precipitation, snow depth, soil temperature profile, soil moisture profile
Archivehttp://www.uaf.edu/water/projects/NorthSlope/northslope.html
Period of Record1992 - present (with additional stations added at various points)
Temporal Resolution60 minute
Data SeasonHourly
Data AvailabilityCurrent conditions available in the near-real time. Climate archive updated annually.
Other PurposesN/A
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
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REMARKS
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UPDATED ON
15 Sep 2009 09:55