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  • Station or cluster: CryoNet Cluster
  • Type: Integrated
  • WMO ID (if any): 89571
  • Shape: point
  • Latitude, longitude: -68.5746, 77.9671
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 0
  • Landscape: Coastal
  • Year established: 1957
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Scott Carpentier
  • Science contact: Scott Carpentier
  • Data contact: Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC)
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Davis Bureau of Meteorology Station [Candidate]
Integrated CryoNet Cluster Information

The Davis surface and upper air observations program has operated near continuously since 1957, and forms an integral part of the Bureau's climate monitoring and weather forecast services programs. The obs program supports inter alia WMO GSN, GCOS and GUAN initiatives, plus other external customers running scientific experiments and data collection programs.

Stations in This Site

This site is comprised of the following stations:

Broad Research Focus

Climate monitoring and variability.

Representativeness of the Cluster

Represents coastal environment at Davis

See: Climate variations and change evident in high-quality climate data for Australia’s Antarctic and remote island weather stations. Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal 62 (2012) 247–261


Cluster Facilities

Australian Antarctic station - year round presence.

Other Networks to Which This CryoNet Cluster Belongs

Measurement Methods Used

Data Information


Australian Climate Observations Reference Network for Surface Air Temperature - Remote Australian Islands and Antarctica http://reg.bom.gov.au/climate/change/acorn-sat/documents/ACORN-SAT-remote-Station-Catalogue-WEB.pdf

Additional Information Documents


The measurements made at Davis Bureau of Meteorology Station are listed in the following tables. This is a combination of measurements made at the stations within the site, where the start and end years in the tables are the earliest and latest years of measurement. (Note: If End Year is blank, measurements are ongoing.)

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year
SnowSnow water equivalent
IcebergIceberg position1999

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year
MetAir temperature1957
MetHumidity/vapour pressure1957
MetWind speed and direction1957
MetAir pressure1957
MetTotal precipitation1957
RadiationSunshine duration1957

Measurement Notes and Other Measurements

Category Description or List
AtmosphereUpper air program 00 and 12UTC radiosonde year round.

Weekly Ozonesonde flights since 2003.

Dobson Spectrophotometer since 2000.

AAD operated Lidar and VHF wind profiler.

Last updated: 31 May 2017