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  • Station or cluster: CryoNet Station
  • Type: Reference
  • Attribute(s):
  • WMO ID (if any): 71321
  • Shape: polygon
  • Latitude, longitude: 63.7472, -68.5444
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 33.5
  • Landscape: Other
  • Year established: 1953
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Kim Gravelle
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Iqaluit Climate
Reference CryoNet Station Information

The instruments are located on a level raised gravel area on the southwest side of the Iqaluit Airport. Ground cover is very sparse. The instrument area is surrounded by low, wet mossy ground.

Other Networks to Which This CryoNet Station Belongs

Measurement Methods Used

Data Information


The measurements made at Iqaluit 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
SnowSnow on the ground (WMO code 0957)1955Continuous
SnowSnow water equivalentTBDContinuous
SnowSnowpack profileTBDContinuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature1953Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure1953Continuous
MetWind speed and direction1953Continuous
MetAir pressure1953Continuous
MetTotal precipitation1953Continuous
RadiationDownwelling shortwave1972Continuous

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. 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/
HydrologyNational Hydrometric Program has a near-by 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 1946 to present courtesy of NOAA at: https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/raobs/

Last updated: 31 May 2017