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  • Station or cluster: CryoNet Station
  • Type: Primary
  • Attribute(s):
  • Belongs to cluster: Altay site
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Latitude, longitude: 47.06, 85.56
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 1000
  • Landscape: Mountain
  • Year established: 2014
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Zhongqin Li
  • Science contact: Feiteng Wang
  • Data contact: Feiteng Wang

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Jimunai station
Primary CryoNet Station Information

Jimunai station is located at the southern slope of Altai Mountains and it is bordered by Irtysh River to the north. In the strategy of Silk Road economic belt, by making use of the port advantages of Jeminay County, the cooperation is developed with Kazakhstan in west and Russia in north. Jimunai station has the typical and particular geographical unit of the northwest China, including the essential elements of cryosphere such as glacier, snow and frozen soil as well as oasis, wetland and desert, etc, and it is controlled by high latitude westerly circulation in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the natural testing area for developing a whole variety of scientific research of cold and arid region and promoting the comprehensive development of the subjects.

Measurement Methods Used

Data Information


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

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
SnowSnow on the ground (WMO code 0957)2014
SnowSnow water equivalent2014Continuous
SnowSnowpack profile2014Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature2014Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure2014Continuous
MetWind speed and direction2014Continuous
MetAir pressure2014Continuous
MetTotal precipitation2014Continuous

Last updated: 31 May 2017