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Metadata

  • Station or site: CryoNet Station
  • Type: Reference
  • Attribute(s):
  • WMO ID (if any): 71917
  • Shape: polygon
  • Latitude, longitude: 79.9881, -85.9431
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 10.4
  • Landscape: Coastal
  • Year established: 1947
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Patti Edwards
  • Science contact:
  • Data contact: Network Manager https://weather.gc.ca/mainmenu/contact_u

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Eureka (MSC)
Reference CryoNet Station Information

The site is located on the edge of Slidre Fjord, on the west coast of Ellesmere Island. The fjord is in a NW-SE line immediately south of the station. Mountain ranges are evident in all directions. Ground is mostly gravel and silt, with low lying tundra growth-grasses, willows, poppies,cotton etc.

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Measurement Methods Used

Data Information

Measurements

The measurements made at Eureka (MSC) are listed in the following tables. (Note: If End Year is blank, measurements are ongoing.)

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
SnowDepth1947Continuous
SnowSnow water equivalent1947Continuous
SnowDrifting/blowing1947Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature1947Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure1947Continuous
MetWind speed and direction1947Continuous
MetAir pressure1947Continuous
MetSnowfall1947Continuous
MetTotal precipitation1947Continuous
MetRainfall1947Continuous
RadiationDownwelling shortwave1960Continuous

Measurement Notes and Other Measurements

Category Description or List
SnowMount Rose Snow Sampler used for snow surveys. 1st and 15th each month while snow is on ground. 10 point snow survey course.

frsh snow fall meassured with Atmospheric Environment Service wooden metre stick

Data is delivered to WMO via GTS from CWAO (Dorval) and also made available to general public at http://dd.weather.gc.ca/observations/ (products) and http://dd.weather.gc.ca/bulletins/ (raw bulletins)

AtmosphereData is delivered to WMO via GTS from CWAO (Dorval) and also made available to general public at http://dd.weather.gc.ca/observations/ (products) and http://dd.weather.gc.ca/bulletins/ (raw bulletins)

Last updated: 31 May 2017