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mettwr > Surface and Tower Meteorological Instrumentation at NSAInstrument Type(s) > Baseline

The surface and tower meteorological instrumentation uses mainly conventional in situ sensors mounted on a tower to measure wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, dew point, and humidity. It also obtains barometric pressure, visibility, and precipitation data from sensors at or near the base of the tower. In addition, a chilled mirror hygrometer is used for comparison purposes.


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  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3


Sedlar J, A Igel, and H Telg. 2021. "Processes contributing to cloud dissipation and formation events on the North Slope of Alaska." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21(5), 10.5194/acp-21-4149-2021.


Lai H, F Zhang, E Clothiaux, D Stauffer, B Gaudet, J Verlinde, and D Chen. 2019. "Modeling Arctic Boundary Layer Cloud Streets at Grey-zone Resolutions." Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 37(1), 10.1007/s00376-019-9105-y.

de Boer G, C Cox, and J Creamean. 2019. "Accelerated Springtime Melt of Snow on Tundra Downwind from Northern Alaska River Systems Resulting from Niveo-aeolian Deposition Events." ARCTIC, 72(3), 10.14430/arctic68654.
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Solomon A, G de Boer, J Creamean, A McComiskey, M Shupe, M Maahn, and C Cox. 2018. "The relative impact of cloud condensation nuclei and ice nucleating particle concentrations on phase partitioning in Arctic mixed-phase stratocumulus clouds." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(23), 10.5194/acp-18-17047-2018.


Reda I, J Grobner, S Wacker, and T Stoffel. 2013. Results of first outdoor comparison between Absolute Cavity Pyrgeometer (ACP) and Infrared Integrating Sphere (IRIS) Radiometer at PMOD. Presented at Annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting. Potomac, MD.

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