STAR Automatic Surface Weather Stations

A small mesonet of 10 automatic weather stations, within a 100 km radius of Iqaluit were installed at the end of September 2007 . The weather stations were positioned over various forms of topography to assess storm influences on surface weather. By collaborating with the local northern groups, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and Qulliq Energy Corp., four of the mesonet weather stations provided real-time weather data. Nine of these stations measured 3m wind velocity, pressure, 2m temperature, and 2m humidity every 10-minutes. One of the ten stations was a 10-m tower installation at the Environment Canada site in Iqaluit. This 10-m tower was equipped with similar instrumentation as the other mesonet stations, but also included anemometers sampling at 10 m, 4 m, 3 m, 2 m and 1 m and a

visibility sensor. The Sentry visibility sensor has a maximum range up to 16 km, and was set to record data at one-minute sampling intervals. In addition to the ten southern Baffin Island weather station sites, an additional automatic weather station was setup in the community of Pangnirtung, October 13 – November 18, 2007. In addition, a MAWS201 automatic weather station produced by Vaisala was set up ~100 m west of the weather station at the Pangnirtung airport on Oct 13, 2007. This weather station was only operational between the dates of October 13 – November 18, 2007, during the time periods were STAR personal were in Pangnirtung.

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  • Begin:  2007-10-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2007-12-01T00:00:00Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2007-10-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2007-12-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 66.50000
Bounding Box South Lat 63.13000
Bounding Box West Long -70.14000
Bounding Box East Long -62.16000
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Documentation #1 : Metadata_AWS_Mesonet_YFB.pdf

Documentation #2 : Metadata_AWS_YXP.pdf

Documentation #3 : STAR_Data_Report_Final2011.pdf

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Author John Hanesiak
Ron Stewart
Kent Moore
Peter Taylor
Walter Strapp
Mengistu Wolde
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2020-07-02T22:02:06
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 251.004
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:44:25Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::251.004
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation John Hanesiak, Ron Stewart, Kent Moore, Peter Taylor, Walter Strapp, Mengistu Wolde. (2020). STAR Automatic Surface Weather Stations. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 23 April 2024.

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