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  • Station or cluster: CryoNet Station
  • Type: Reference
  • Attribute(s):
  • WMO ID (if any): 71018
  • Shape: polygon
  • Latitude, longitude: 74.7158, -94.9831
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 30.0
  • Landscape: Other
  • Year established: 1947
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Kim Gravelle
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Resolute CS
Reference CryoNet Station Information

The site is a raised area. There are no buildings within the area of the instrument compound to affect the winds, though strong winds will probably not allow snow to accumulate under the snow depth sensor. The ground is mostly gravel with some dirt. Other than some low lying flowers, there is no plant life. Resolute Bay is about 5 kilometers to the southeast, with Allen Bay about 2 kilometers to the west. The terrain rises slowly from the waters edge. The terrain is relatively flat except for Signal Hill, about a kilometer to the east and Cape Martyr, about 3 kilometers to the southwest.

Other Networks to Which This CryoNet Station Belongs

Measurement Methods Used

Data Information


The measurements made at Resolute CS 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 equivalentTBDContinuous
SnowSnowpack profileTBDContinuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature1947Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure1947Continuous
MetWind speed and direction1947Continuous
MetAir pressure1947Continuous
MetTotal precipitation1947Continuous
RadiationDownwelling shortwave1957Continuous

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/

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.

HydrologyNational Hydrometric Program has a near-by station that continuously monitors flow, water level and water temperature.
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 1948 to present courtesy of NOAA at: https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/raobs/

Last updated: 31 May 2017