UW Automatic Weather Stations - 1992

Regions:Years: Queen Maud Land
Stations (1992):

    Byrd AWS

    Former Name: Byrd Station
    Owner: UW AWS UW
    Site Code: BYD
    Initial Start Date: 1980-02-05
    Info from Service Visit: 1990-12-30
    Latitude: -80.02 S
    Longitude: -119.4 W
    Elevation: 1,530 meters
    WMO ID: 89324

    AWS Model: AWS2B
    ARGOS ID: 8903
    1992 Archive (FTP): 3-hourly | 10-minute

    Station Records:
    Max. Temp. (C) 1.6   2005-01-06
    Min. Temp. (C) -64.4   1985-07-18
    Max Wind (m/s) 33.2   2005-01-06
    Max. Press. (mb) 844.1   1995-06-08
    Min. Press. (mb) 762.6   1993-09-24


    Notes: This station was named for Richard Byrd, who was the first to fly over the South Pole.

    Field Team: Lee Welhouse, Galit Sorokin, Andrew Lloyd, Katie Koster

    Old instrumentation removed, new instrumentation installed.

    Finished 1-18-2011

    Multiple trips were taken to the station to ensure correct installation. On 1-14 a new prop was installed. Then the station was replaced with a new enclosure and instrumentation. 2 Batteries, the boom, the solar panel, enclosure, and junction box were recovered. One of the plugs was locked in place so the cable was cut. The old Boom height was at approximately 162 in. The new station was installed on 1-16, and an adjustment to the direction of the aerovane was performed on 1-19 to ensure prevailing wind did not occur in a dead spot in the potentiometer. Site was turned 180 degrees normal southern alignment.

    Old heights:
    Boom: 162 in
    Solar Panel: 133 in
    Junction: 105 in
    Enclosure: 65 in

    New instrument measurements.

    Aerovane: 192 in
    Upper temp: 144 in
    RH: 144 in
    Pyronometer:110 in
    Lower Temp: 106 in
    ADG:104 in