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Metadata

  • Station or site: CryoNet Station
  • Type: Primary
  • Attribute(s):
  • WMO ID (if any): 88968
  • Shape: polygon
  • Latitude, longitude: -60.75, -44.167
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 12
  • Landscape: Coastal
  • Year established: 1903
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact:
  • Science contact:
  • Data contact:

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Base Orcadas
Primary CryoNet Station Information

Meteorological station. Sea ice observations. Available on GTS.

Other Networks to Which This CryoNet Station Belongs

Measurement Methods Used

Data Information

Measurements

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

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
SeaiceThickness1903Continuous
SeaiceConcentration1903Continuous
SeaiceType1903Continuous
SeaiceMotion1903Continuous
SeaiceExtent1903Continuous
SeaiceAge1903Continuous
IcebergIceberg position1903Continuous
IcebergIceberg concentration1903Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature1903Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure1903Continuous
MetWind speed and direction1903Continuous
MetAir pressure1903Continuous
MetSnowfall1903Continuous
MetTotal precipitation1903Continuous
MetRainfall1903Continuous

Last updated: 31 May 2017