Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (IMAU)

Ice and Climate: Automatic Weather Stations on glaciers

 

Antarctic stations

AWS19, King Baudoin Ice Shelf

Location:

70°57' S, 26°16' E, ~50 m a.s.l.

Operational:

December 2014 to February 2016

Remarks:

The station was located on the King Baudoin Ice Shelf north of the Belgian Princess Elisabeth station. The station was erected for a 1 year experiment.

 

AWS18, Larsen C West

Location:

66°24' S, 63°22' W, ~70 m a.s.l. (Argos id:29121)

Operational:

December 2014 to still operational

Live data:

LINK

Remarks:

The station is located close to the grounding line of the Larsen C ice shelf. The station was erected and is visited when weather permits once a year by BAS personnel.

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AWS17, Scar Inlet, Larsen B

Location:

65°56' S, 61°51' W, ~50 m a.s.l.

Operational:

February 2011 to March 2016

Remarks:

The station was located on the remnants of the Larsen B ice shelf. The station was erected and is maintained by BAS personnel.

 

AWS16, Princess Elisabeth station

Location:

71°57' S, 23°20' E, ~1300 m a.s.l. (Argos id:23670)

Operational:

February 2009 to still operational

Live data:

LINK

Remarks:

The station is located near the Belgian Princess Elisabeth station. The station was erected and is visited every year by researches from the Catholic university of Leuven. Check out the website of the Princess Elisabeth station

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AWS15, Larsen C South

Location:

67°34' S, 62°09' W, ~50 m a.s.l.

Operational:

January 2009 to June 2014

Remarks:

The station was located on the southern part of the Larsen C ice shelf and maintained by BAS personnel.

 

AWS14, Larsen C North

Location:

67°01' S, 61°30' W, ~50 m a.s.l. (Argos id:29157)

Operational:

January 2009 to still operational

Live data:

LINK

Remarks:

The station is erected by IMAU personnel and visited when possible once a yearby BAS personnel.

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AWS13, Pole of inaccessibility

Location:

82°07' S, 55°02' E, ~3730 m a.s.l.

No photo available

Operational:

January 2008 to March 2016

Remarks:

The station was located on the Southern pole of inaccessibility, on the Norwegian-US scientific travers of East Antarctica. Members of the travers team erected the station.

 

AWS12, Plateau Station B

Location:

78°39' S, 35°38' E, ~3620 m a.s.l.

Operational:

December 2007 to March 2016

Remarks:

The station was located 115 km North of former Plateau Station, on the Norwegian-US scientific travers of East Antarctica. Members of the travers team erected the station.

 

AWS11, Halvfarryggen

Location:

71°10' S, 06°48' W, ~690 m a.s.l.

Operational:

January 2007 to January 2019

Remarks:

The station is located on Halvfarryggen, an ice rise close to Neumayer station, at the location of an AWI ice coring site. The station is erected and almost every year visited by AWI personnel.

 

AWS10, Berkner Island

Location:

79°34' S, 45°47' W, ~890 m a.s.l.

Operational:

1. February 1995 to February 2003
2. January 2001 to January 2006

Remarks:

The station was located on the South Dome Berkner Island, Tysenhöhe, reasonably close to the location where AWI personnel drilled a medium deep ice core in the austral summer of 1994-1995 and also a few kilometers away from the location where BAS personnel drilled an ice core to the bedrock in 2003-2005. The station was erected by personnel of AWI and serviced several times by BAS personnel.

 

AWS9, DML05/Kohnen

Location:

75°00' S, 00°00' E/W, ~2900 m a.s.l. (Argos id:20632)

Operational:

December 1997 to still operational

Live data:

LINK

Remarks:

The station is located at site DML05 of the AWI pre site surveys for the EPICA DML drilling. The EPICA DML drilling was carried out several km east of the station at Kohnen station. At this site a medium deep ice core was drilled in 1997 and snow pit measurements were carried out several other visits. The station was erected and almost every year visited by AWI personnel.

 

AWS8, SWEDARP9798 Camp Victoria

Location:

76°00' S, 08°03' W, ~2400 m a.s.l.

No photo available

Operational:

January 1998 to January 2003

Remarks:

The station was erected by members of the SWEDARP expedition and visited several times by AWI personnel. The station was located at Camp Victoria, where in January 1998 a medium deep ice core was drilled by the SWEDARP expedition.

 

AWS7, Scharffenbergbotnen

Location:

74°34' S, 11°03' W, ~1170 m a.s.l.

Operational:

December 1997 to January 2003

Remarks:

The station was located in the valley Scharffenbergbotnen, on blue ice. Because of its location on blue ice it is more difficult to fix the station to the surface. The station fell over in September 1998. In January 2000 the station was replaced. The new station started to have problems in June 2001 and was finally removed in January 2003. The station has given us in five years time about 1.5 years of useful data. The station was visited several times by members of the SWEDARP and FINNARP expeditions.

 

AWS6, SWEDARP9798 Svea

Location:

74°28' S, 11°31' W, ~1160 m a.s.l.

Operational:

January 1998 to February 2009

Remarks:

The station was located at Svea cross, a virtual crossing point of two relatively save routes, one going from Rampen via Wasa/Aboa to Svea and the other running parallel along the Heimefrontfjella from the German Kotash station to Kibergdalen. Snow pit measurements were carried out at this site during several visits. The station was visited several times by members of the SWEDARP and FINNARP expeditions.

 

AWS5, SWEDARP9798 Wasa/Aboa

Location:

73°06' S, 13°10' W, ~360 m a.s.l.

Operational:

February 1998 to January 2013

Remarks:

The station was located at Camp Maudheimvida, near the stations Wasa and Aboa. A medium deep ice core was drilled at this location in January 1998 and snow pit measurements were carried out during other visits. The station was visited several times by members of the SWEDARP and FINNARP expeditions and handed over to FINNARP in January 2013.

 

AWS4, SWEDARP9798 Rampen

Location:

72°45' S, 15°29' W, ~35 m a.s.l.

Operational:

December 1997 to December 2002

Remarks:

The station was located near Rampen, at the site of stake 1090 of the SWEDARP stake network in Dronning Maud Land. A shallow ice core was drilled at this location in December 1997 and snow pit measurements were carried out during other visits. The station was visited several times by members of the SWEDARP and FINNARP expeditions.

 

AWS3, NARE9697 site M

Location:

74°59' S, 15°00' E, ~3450 m a.s.l.

Operational:

January 1997 to January 2001

Remarks:

The station was erected by members of the NARE96/97 expedition and removed by members of the NARE00/01 expedition. The station was not visited in between. The station was located at site C of the NARE96/97 traverse. During both expeditions in which the station was erected and removed, stake and GPS measurements were carried out, shallow ice cores were drilled and snow pit measurements were taken at these locations (and several others).

 

AWS2, NARE9697 site C

Location:

72°15' S, 02°53' E, ~2400 m a.s.l.

Operational:

January 1997 to December 2000

Remarks:

The station was erected by members of the NARE96/97 expedition and removed by members of the NARE00/01 expedition. The station was not visited in between. The station was located at site C of the NARE96/97 traverse. During both expeditions in which the station was erected and removed, stake and GPS measurements were carried out, shallow ice cores were drilled and snow pit measurements were taken at these locations (and several others).

 

AWS1, NARE9697 site A

Location:

71°54' S, 03°05' E, ~1420 m a.s.l.

Operational:

December 1996 to December 2000

Remarks:

The station was erected by members of the NARE96/97 expedition and removed by members of the NARE00/01 expedition. The station was not visited in between. The station was located close to the Norwegian station Troll at site A of the NARE96/97 traverse. During both expeditions in which the station was erected and removed, stake and GPS measurements were carried out, shallow ice cores were drilled and snow pit measurements were taken at these locations (and several others).