Reference CryoNet Station Information
Other Networks to Which This CryoNet Station Belongs
- GSN - GCOS Surface Network
- RBCN - Regional Basic Climatological Network
- RBSN - Regional Basic Synoptic Network
- GUAN-WMO Global Upper Air Network
- Stratospheric Ozone Monitoring Network
Measurement Methods Used
- WMO Technical Regulations
- Are the data quality controlled? yes
- How are the data accessible? HTTP (web), an existing data center
- Data availability (may depend on the variable measured): in near real-time
The measurements made at Alert Climate are listed in the following tables. (Note: If End Year is blank, measurements are ongoing.)
Measurement Notes and Other Measurements
|Category||Description or List|
|Snow||The Radar and Upper Air Division of the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) facilitates a bi-monthly ten-point snow survey on the ground, as well as snow depth measurements on freshwater/sea ice. These past manual snow survey data can be found on the Open Government Data Portal, while recent data can be found on DataMart (http://dd.weather.gc.ca/). |
The following snow data are available on http://weather.gc.ca:
1) automated snow depth measurements, available under the MSC station, "Alert Climate", WMO ID 71355.
2) daily manual snowfall observations, measured by MSC, available under the station name “Alert UA”, WMO ID 71082 and
3) hourly drifting/blowing snow, currently available under the Department of National Defense station, “Alert A”, Climate ID 2400302.
|Seaice||Sea Ice Thickness is manually measured by the Radar and Upper Air Division of the Meteorological Service of Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Ice Service. Past information is available in the Canadian Ice Service archive.|
|Freshwater ice||Lake Ice Thickness is manually measured by the Radar and Upper Air Division of the Meteorological Service of Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Ice Service. Past information is available in the Canadian Ice Service archive.|
|Atmosphere||Data is delivered to the WMO via the Global Telecommunication System from the Canadian Meteorological Centre and is also made available to the general public at: http//dd.weather.gc.ca/ and https://weather.gc.ca/. For more information, queries may be directed to the operations contact. |
Environment and Climate Change Canada's (ECCC) Science and Technology Branch (S&T) has a greenhouse gas monitoring station operated by the Climate Research Division with data submitted and available through the GAW World Data Centers.
ECCC S&T Branch has an UV monitoring station operated by the Air Quality Research Division with data available through the GAW World Data Centers.
|Other||ECCC MSC Branch (Radar and Upper Air Division)performs aerological soundings twice daily via radiosonde. Continuous pressure, temperature and humidity data (up to 30+km) are available from 1950 to present courtesy of NOAA at: https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/raobs/|