UW Automatic Weather Stations - 2011

Regions:Years: High Polar Plateau
Stations (2011):

South Pole AWS

Owner: UW AWS UW
Site Code: SPS
Initial Start Date:
Installed: 2011-01-01
Latitude: -89.99703311 S
Longitude: 41.63105811 E
Elevation: 2,806 meters

AWS Model:
2011 Archive (FTP): 3-hourly | 10-minute

Field Team: Lee Welhouse

February 1 - 2 2011

Approximately 6 inches of drift/accumulation was found near the site, leaving the sensor bar still above surface height though frost was found on the radiation shields so raising the station may be necessary soon. Solar panel mounts, and the antenna have been removed, and the cup anemometer was successfully added to the station. Cable for tach on the aspirated shield was unable to be installed as the aspirated shield lacked the necessary connection. Data was retrieved, and had stopped recording mid June and failed to come back on until after a new OS and program had been installed on the station. WEEDgill2 sensor reported anomalous data when the system was running again, reporting 70-100C temperatures or reporting NaN. Faulty connections could not be found to explain this.