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  • Station or cluster: CryoNet Station
  • Type: Primary
  • Attribute(s): Research
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Shape: point
  • Latitude, longitude: -49.2786, -72.9953
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 1200
  • Landscape: Mountain
  • Year established: 2014
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Mariano Masiokas
  • Science contact: Mariano Masiokas
  • Data contact: Pierre Pitte

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Primary CryoNet Station Information

Station installed at the toe of Glaciar de los Tres, near a heavily glaciated area in the South Patagonian Andes at around 49°S. This glacier is the focus of a long-term mass balance monitoring program in the South Patagonian Andes of Argentina. The meteorological and glaciological data are highly relevant for a better understanding of the glacier-climate relationships in this portion of the Andes.

Measurement Methods Used

Data Information


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

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
PermafrostSoil temperature2014Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature2014Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure2014Continuous
MetWind speed and direction2014Continuous
MetAir pressure2014Continuous
MetTotal precipitation2014Continuous
RadiationDownwelling shortwave2014Continuous
RadiationDownwelling longwave2014Continuous

Last updated: 29 May 2019