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  • Station or cluster: CryoNet Station
  • Type: Reference
  • Attribute(s):
  • WMO ID (if any): 71288
  • Shape: polygon
  • Latitude, longitude: 69.1081, -105.1383
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 18.69
  • Landscape: Other
  • Year established: 1953
  • Year-round? 0
  • Operations contact: Kim Gravelle
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Cambridge Bay GSN
Reference CryoNet Station Information

Cambridge Bay is located on the southeast coast of Victoria Island. The landscape is rolling, barren and rocky with low plant growth during the growing season. The instruments are located on a gravel pad. The gravel pad is surrounded by tundra in all directions. The exposure is excellent, with no compromises, except for an out building.

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Measurement Methods Used

Data Information


The measurements made at Cambridge Bay GSN 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 water equivalentTBD
SnowSnowpack profileTBD

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature1953Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure1953Continuous
MetWind speed and direction1953Continuous
MetAir pressure1953Continuous
MetTotal precipitation1953Continuous
RadiationDownwelling shortwave1971Continuous

Measurement Notes and Other Measurements

Category Description or List
SnowECCC MSC Branch (Radar and Upper Air Division) facilitates a weekly five-point snow survey that measures snow depth, water equivalent and density. Recent data is available through MSC with no accessible historical data.
AtmosphereData is delivered to WMO via GTS from CWAO (Dorval) and also made available to the general public at http://dd.weather.gc.ca/observations/ (products) and http://dd.weather.gc.ca/bulletins/ (raw bulletins) and Met-ML http://dd.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/observations/swob-ml/

ECCC S&T Branch has a greenhouse gas monitoring station operated by the Climate Research Division with data submitted and available through the GAW World Data Centers.

HydrologyNational Hydrometric Program has an active station that continuously monitors flow and water level. Data available through WMO Arctic Hycos portal.
OtherECCC 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 1970 to present courtesy of NOAA at: https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/raobs/

Last updated: 31 May 2017