mettwr: Surface and Tower Meteorological Instrumentation at NSA

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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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.


Mulmenstadt J, D Lubin, LM Russell, and AM Vogelmann. 2012. "Cloud Properties over the North Slope of Alaska: Identifying the Prevailing Meteorological Regimes." Journal of Climate, 25(23), 10.1175/jcli-d-11-00636.1.

Reda I, J Zeng, J Scheuch, L Hanssen, B Wilthan, D Myers, and T Stoffel. 2012. "An absolute cavity pyrgeometer to measure the absolute outdoor longwave irradiance with traceability to international system of units, SI." Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 77(March 2012), 10.1016/j.jastp.2011.12.011.


de Boer G, WD Collins, S Menon, and CN Long. 2011. "Using surface remote sensors to derive radiative characteristics of Mixed-Phase Clouds: an example from M-PACE." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11(23), 10.5194/acp-11-11937-2011.
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Lindeman JD, Z Boybeyi, and I Gultepe. 2011. "An examination of the aerosol semi-direct effect for a polluted case of the ISDAC field campaign." Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 116(D1), D00T10, 10.1029/2011jd015649.

Avramov A, AS Ackerman, AM Fridlind, B van Diedenhoven, G Botta, K Aydin, J Verlinde, KV Alexei, W Strapp, GM McFarquhar, R Jackson, SD Brooks, A Glen, and M Wolde. 2011. "Toward ice formation closure in Arctic mixed-phase boundary layer clouds during ISDAC." Journal of Geophysical Research, 116(D1), D00T08, 10.1029/2011jd015910.
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Shupe MD. 2011. "Clouds at Arctic Atmospheric Observatories. Part II: Thermodynamic Phase Characteristics." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50(3), 10.1175/2010jamc2468.1.
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