TWP Nauru Site
Location: 0° 31' 15.6" S, 166° 54' 57.60" E
Altitude: 7.1 meters
The Nauru facility was established in November 1998 as the second TWP climate research station. It is situated in the Denigomodu district on Nauru Island, the Republic of Nauru, which is located in the western South Pacific, approximately 1,200 miles northeast of Papua New Guinea. The ARM Program selected this location because it is on the eastern edge of the Pacific warm pool under La Niña conditions, which affect weather patterns in the Pacific.
Daily Operations of the Nauru facility are a joint effort between the Nauru Department of Island Development and Industry (DIDI) and Tropical Western Pacific Office (TWPO). In this collaboration, a staff of Nauru DIDI employees serves as on-site Observers to operate instruments and report their status to TWPO daily. In addition, technicians from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) as well as personnel at TWPO provide a 24-hour support for daily operations and instrument troubleshooting.
Here are some additional photos of Nauru.
Current sky cover retrievals at the Nauru site, to learn more go here.