Kluane Lake Research Station (KLRS)
Primary CryoNet Station Information
Other Networks to Which This CryoNet Station Belongs
- Canadian Network of Northern Research Operators (CNNRO)
- International Network for for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT)
- University of Calgary network of field stations
Measurement Methods Used
- WMO Technical Regulations
Other relevant measurement method documents:
Technical Regulations (WMO-No. 49), Volume I: General Meteorological Standards and Recommended Practices
WMO Instruments and Observing Methods, Report 102, CIMO Survey on Methods and Instruments for Solid Precipitation Measurement at Automatic Weather Stations
- Are the data quality controlled? yes
- How are the data accessible? FTP, HTTP (web)
- Data availability (may depend on the variable measured): in near real-time, delayed less than one month
Additional Information Documents
The measurements made at Kluane Lake Research Station (KLRS) are listed in the following tables. (Note: If End Year is blank, measurements are ongoing.)
Measurement Notes and Other Measurements
|Category||Description or List|
|Snow||Fragmented = monthly, to be initiated in Fall 2016.|
Snow profiles will be snowpits sampled at 5 cm for density (100 cc box cutter), with temperature and grain size documented in the stratigraphy.
Snowpack chemistry: just water isotopes for now (D/H, d17O, d18O)
Continuous snow depth is from an SR50 UDG, and albedo is from a four-component radiometer.
|Freshwater ice||Fragmented = monthly, to be initiated in Fall 2016.|
Initial snow/ice thickness and albedo measurements will be done locally, at KLRS, but we have plans to expand to the neighbouring communities on Kluane Lake, and we will also benefit from adding a remote sensing component for the lake ice cover and regional snow cover extent. This will be part of the evolution from the primary station at KLRS to a broader CryoNet Site, with welcome input and feedback from EC, WMO, and GCW as we shape this broader proposal.
|Permafrost||Ground temperature, heat flux, and active layer depth measurements are to be initiated at the KLRS site, likely in conjunction with Yukon College. Other permafrost measurements may follow, but a plan is not yet in place and we propose to add this component in 2017.|
|Glacier||Winter and annual mass balance to be initiated at a site in the St. Elias, but not yet in place. Likely in conjunction with G.E. Flowers, SFU.|
Several glaciers in the region have been studies for ~40 years for ice velocity, area, thickness, elevation change, and ice dynamics; sporadic.
|Hydrology||Some work is being done on the water balance of Klaune Lake (Slims River input flux, lake volume, lake height variations). This is KLRS-based research that we could tap into as part of the integrated CryoNet Site, as appropriate.|