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  • Station or cluster: Contributing Station
  • Belongs to cluster: Davos
  • WMO ID (if any): 0-20000-0-06780
  • Shape: point
  • Latitude, longitude: 46.83334, 9.80639
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 2693
  • Landscape: Mountain
  • Year established: 1980
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact:
  • Science contact:
  • Data contact: Dominique Ruffieux
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Weissfluhjoch SwissMetNet AWS (WFJ)
Contributing Station Information

An important SwissMetNet meteorological station operated by MeteoSwiss within the site Weissfluhjoch - Davos.

The station was originally registered based on WMO Pub 9 Vol A information containing these observation remarks: AUT;M;RAD;SNOW;SOLRA;SUNDUR (see code table A for explanations). These remarks imply the following additional observations that could not be registered automatically: Radiation measurements; Snow survey; Solar radiation measurements.

Interactive map available here: http://bit.ly/1qEgXRJ

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Measurement Methods Used

Data Information


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

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
SnowSnowfall depth1980Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature1980Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure1980Continuous
MetWind speed and direction1980Continuous
MetAir pressure1980Continuous
MetTotal precipitation1982Continuous
RadiationDownwelling shortwave1980Continuous
RadiationDownwelling longwave2007Continuous
RadiationSunshine duration1980Continuous

Measurement Notes and Other Measurements

Category Description or List
SnowSnow depth and depth of snowfall are both measured and provided by the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF Davos (see station Weissfluhjoch Versuchsfeld (WFJV))
AtmospherePrecipitation is measured on Weissfluhjoch Versuchsfeld (2536 m asl), height adjustable gauge kept 1.5 to 2 m above snow / ground. Daily measurements available for the period 1974-1982. Most of the precipitation falls as solid precipitation.

A Pitot-tube anemometer as well as instruments measuring incoming short and downwelling long-wave radiation are also installed on the wind mast (property of WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF)

The fifth weather radar Weissfluhgipfel of the Swiss Weather Radar Network, located on top of Weissfluh, 2840 m above sea level commenced operation in December 2016


Last updated: 14 January 2018