mettwr: Surface and Tower Meteorological Instrumentation at NSA

The Surface and Tower Meteorological Instrumentation uses mainly conventional in situ sensors to measure wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, dew point and humidity mounted on a tower. 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.



  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

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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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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, 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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McFarquhar GM, S Ghan, J Verlinde, A Korolev, JW Strapp, B Schmid, JM Tomlinson, M Wolde, SD Brooks, D Cziczo, MK Dubey, JW Fan, C Flynn, I Gultepe, J Hubbe, MK Gilles, A Laskin, P Lawson, WR Leaitch, P Liu, XH Liu, D Lubin, C Mazzoleni, AM Macdonald, RC Moffet, H Morrison, M Ovchinnikov, MD Shupe, DD Turner, SC Xie, A Zelenyuk, K Bae, M Freer, and A Glen. 2011. "Indirect and Semi-direct Aerosol Campaign." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 92(2), 10.1175/2010bams2935.1.
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Hines KM, DH Bromwich, L Bai, M Barlage, and AG Slater. 2011. "Development and testing of polar WRF. Part III: Arctic land*." Journal of Climate, 24(1), 10.1175/2010jcli3460.1.


Zhao M and Z Wang. 2010. "Comparison of Arctic clouds between European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts simulations and Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility long-term observations at the North Slope of Alaska Barrow site." Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 115(D23), D23202, 10.1029/2010jd014285.

Paquin-Ricard D, C Jones, and PA Vaillancourt. 2010. "Using ARM Observations to Evaluate Cloud and Clear-Sky Radiation Processes as Simulated by the Canadian Regional Climate Model GEM." Monthly Weather Review, 138(3), 10.1175/2009mwr2745.1.

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