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Metadata

  • Station or site: CryoNet Station
  • Type: Reference
  • Attribute(s):
  • WMO ID (if any): 71364
  • Shape: polygon
  • Latitude, longitude: 68.3167, -133.5167
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 103.0
  • Landscape: Other
  • Year established:
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Kim Gravelle
  • Science contact:
  • Data contact:

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Inuvik Climate
Reference CryoNet Station Information

The station is located east of the Mackenzie River, on a ridge orientated in a east to west direction near the Inuvik Upper-air station. It is at the top of a hill that has been leveled off. The station is located in the southeast corner of the hill top. The surrounding area is rolling hills all covered in mixed trees.

Other Networks to Which This CryoNet Station Belongs

Measurement Methods Used

Data Information

Measurements

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

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
SnowDepth1960Continuous
SnowSnow water equivalentTBDContinuous
SnowSnowpack profileTBDContinuous
SeaiceThickness1960Fragmented

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature1957Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure1957Continuous
MetWind speed and direction1957Continuous
MetAir pressure1957Continuous
MetTotal precipitation1957Continuous
RadiationDownwelling shortwave1960Continuous

Measurement Notes and Other Measurements

Category Description or List
SnowECCC MSC Branch (Radar and Upper Air Division) facilitates a bimonthly ten-point snow survey that measures snow depth, water equivalent and density. Data is continuous from 2003-2016 with no accessible archive.
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 available through the GAW World Data Centers.

HydrologyNational Hydrometric Program has an active station that continuously monitors flow and water level.
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 1973 to present courtesy of NOAA at: https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/raobs/

Last updated: 31 May 2017