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  • Station or cluster: CryoNet Station
  • Type: Primary
  • Attribute(s):
  • Belongs to cluster: SNOWNET-GREECE
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Shape: point
  • Latitude, longitude: 35.32125, 23.93028
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 1580
  • Landscape: Mountain
  • Year established: 2017
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Kostas Lagouvardos
  • Science contact: Kostas Lagouvardos
  • Data contact: Antonis Bezes
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Chania-White Mountains
Primary CryoNet Station Information

The National Observatory of Athens has initiated in late 2017 an effort to perform in-situ snow and radiation measurements, by installing two weather and snow stations at high altitude of the main two topographic features of Crete, namely White Mountains and Psiloritis. The station data are presented through the following web pages:

These two stations are providing valuable information on snow height over Crete, but the necessity of the network expansion all over Greece is obvious and it can be realized only through the operation of a nation-wide network of snow stations. This network is called SNOWNET and these two stations are the fist phase of SNOWNET setup and operation.

Data Information


The measurements made at Chania-White Mountains 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)2017Continuous
SnowSurface temperature2017Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature2017Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure2017Continuous
MetWind speed and direction2017
MetTrace gases2017
RadiationDownwelling shortwave2017Continuous

Last updated: 24 February 2018