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Weather stations up and running!

Publisert 06.11.2018

We proudly announce that the first three COAT weather stations at the Varanger peninsula are now installed. They started transmitting data during the first week of October. The stations are located in the birch forest in Bergebydalen (150 masl), in the tall shrub zone in Torvhaugdalen (268 masl) and at the top of Reinhaugen (470 masl). Links to the stations will be available at the COAT webpage, but they are already searchable at Yr.no.

Overview of COATs weather stations in Varanger

 

Briefly, how we did it

The stations were assembled in Skipagurra, transported to Nesseby and from there helicopter was used to transport personnel, equipment and finally the weather stations masts to the three locations. At the locations Bernt Enge Larsen and Jan Erik Knutsen mounted them and connected them to the MET data system in Oslo. After some corrections were made to the Reinhaugen satation all stations are now transmitting data to MET.

 

Well equipped stations, see the table of parameters below

The stations are well equipped, measuring more parameters than standard weather stations in order to meet the needs in COAT. The table below gives key the information about the stations, including an overview of all the elements measured.

 

 Reinhaugen

 Torvhaugdalen

  Bergebydalen

Latitude

28 gr 57,89 min E

29 gr 6,02 min E

28 gr 57,38 min E

Longitude

70 gr 20,14 min N

70 gr 18,36 min N

70 gr 13,62 min N

Elevation

470 m

268 m

150 m

Air temperature

Air pressure

Wind speed

Wind direction

Air Humidity

Radiation

Precipitation

 

Snow depth

Soil temperature (5cm)

Soil temperature (10 cm)

Soil moisture (10 cm)

 

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