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  • Station or cluster: Contributing Station
  • Belongs to cluster: Altay site
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Latitude, longitude: 47.06, 85.56
  • Altitude and/or range (m):
  • Landscape: Mountain
  • Year established: 2009
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Zhongqin Li
  • Science contact: Feiteng Wang
  • Data contact: Shuang Jin

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Kanas station
Contributing Station Information

Kanas station is affected by westerlies all year and has abundant snow cover in winter. The snow runoff is the main water source of the Ertix River.The observation of Kanas station began in 2009 which involved the observation of snow depth, snow profiles, deptjof snowfall, and the surface meteorological measurements.

Measurement Methods Used

Data Information


The measurements made at Kanas 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)2009Continuous
SnowSnow water equivalent2009Continuous
SnowSnowpack profile2009Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature2009Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure2009Continuous
MetWind speed and direction2009Continuous
MetAir pressure2009
MetTotal precipitation2009Continuous

Last updated: 31 May 2017