Automatic Weather Stations - 2008

Regions:Years: Ross Ice Shelf
Stations (2008):

Carolyn AWS

Owner: UW AWS UW
Site Code: CRL
Initial Start Date: 2005-02-02
Info from Service Visit: 2007-11-29
Latitude: -79.952 S
Longitude: 175.864 E
Elevation: 52 meters

AWS Model: AWS2B
ARGOS ID: 8722
2008 Archive (FTP): 3-hourly | 10-minute

Station Records:
Max. Temp. (C) 4.1   2013-12-25
Min. Temp. (C) -66.1   2008-08-21
Max Wind (m/s) 28.1   2013-12-25
Max. Press. (mb) 1020.3   2007-07-24
Min. Press. (mb) 927.9   2007-08-12

Notes: -------------------------------------------4 February 2012------------------------------------------- Field team: John Cassano, Alice DuVivier Twin Otter crew: Mark and Derek Morale: Carey and Kathyrn Work performed: Check power to AWS - battery 12.6 V from each battery box - 12.6 V at AWS enclosure Disconnect and reconnect power and check for data transmission. Station did not transmit. Replace existing AWS with AWS 8983 (removed from Mary on 20 Jan 2012). Add 7' tower section and raise junction box, AWS, solar panel, and boom. Removed lower delta T boom, ADG, and ADG Campbell logger. All instruments appeared to be in good condition. Instrument heights after being raised (all heights to bottom of instrument): Jct. box: 44" Solar panel: 54" AWS enclosure: 71" Boom: 146" Location: Handheld GPS coordinates for the site were 79 deg 55.251 min S and 175 deg 55.022 min E. This location is approximately 1 mi north northeast of the previous location (79 deg 56.34 min S, 175 deg 53.04 min E).-------------------------------------------1 January 2009-------------------------------------------Field Team: John Cassano and 3 RPSC personnel on a morale trip (Kris, Marty, and Joel).The Twin Otter had difficulty locating this site, and the Twin Otter GPS coordinates at the site were 79 deg 56.368 min S and 175 deg 53.049 min E. UNAVCO GPS (#16414) deployed at site from 11AM to 12:15PM. ADG data downloaded to Toughbook laptop computer, but data from late 2008 through present was retrieved.Height to bottom of: Lower T boom: at snow surface Junction box: 28" Solar panel: 65" AWS enclosure: 12" Upper boom: 99" ADG: 25" ADG temperature: 47" CR10 enclosure: 40" Decision was made to not add an additional tower section, but all equipment was repositioned on the tower. New height to bottom of: Lower T boom: 25" Junction box: 53" Solar panel: 84" AWS enclosure: 28" Upper boom: 99" ADG: 56" ADG temperature: 74" CR10 enclosure: 54" After reinstalling all equipment transmission from the station was confirmed with Telonics.