Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (IMAU)

Ice and Climate: Automatic Weather Stations on glaciers

 

Greenland stations

Ice and Climate:
Automatic Weather Stations on glaciers


Introduction

AWS on the Kangerlussuaq-transect (K-transect) Western Greenland ice margin, and on the Eastern Greenland ice margin. The AWS are part of a larger ongoing measuring program that includes mass balance, glacier velocity, and subglacial water pressure observations. The stations marked bold are still operational.


The Greenland stations

>  S5, K-transect

>  S6, K-transect

>  S9, K-transect

>  S10, K-transect

>  S21, East Greenland

>  S22, North East Greenland

>  S23, North East Greenland


S5, K-transect

Location:

67°05' N, 50°06' W, ~500 m a.s.l. (Argos id:03824)

Operational:

August 1997 to August 2001
August 2003 to still operational

Live data:

LINK

Remarks:

The first station had 1 measuring level, the present station has 2 measuring levels.

Map iWS GPS position:

  

S6, K-transect

Location:

67°04' N, 49°23' W, ~1000 m a.s.l. (Argos id:01309)

Operational:

August 1996 to still operational

Live data:

LINK

Remarks:

The first station had 1 measuring level, the present station has 2 measuring levels.

Map iWS GPS position:

  

S9, K-transect

Location:

67°03' N, 48°13' W, ~1500 m a.s.l. (Argos id:20630)

Operational:

August 2003 to still operational

Live data:

LINK

Remarks:

The station is visited once per year in August.

Map iWS GPS position:

  

S10, K-transect

Location:

67°00' N, 47°01' W, ~1850 m a.s.l.

Operational:

August 2010 to April 2016

Remarks:

(Photo © Charalampos Charalampidis, GEUS)

 

S21, East Greenland

Location:

66°22' N, 39°19' W, ~1663 m a.s.l.

Operational:

April 2014 to July 2017

Remarks:

The station was located on the Eastern Greenland ice margin, West from Tasiilaq, operated by UU/IMAU and University of Utah, and visited once per year.
(Photo © Clement Miege, University of Utah)

 

S22, North East Greenland

Location:

78°54' N, 22°23' W, ~535 m a.s.l. (Argos id:29016)

Operational:

August 2016 to still operational

Live data:

LINK

Remarks:

(Photo © Romain Millan, University of California)

Map iWS GPS position:

  

S23, North East Greenland

Location:

78°55' N, 21°27' W, ~142 m a.s.l. (Argos id:29100)

Operational:

August 2016 to still operational

Live data:

LINK

Remarks:

(Photo © Romain Millan, University of California)

Map iWS GPS position: