UW Automatic Weather Stations - 2010

Regions:Years: West Antarctica
Stations (2010):

Swithinbank AWS

Owner: UW AWS UW
Site Code: STB
Initial Start Date: 1997-01-18
Info from Service Visit: 2008-01-01
Latitude: -81.201 S
Longitude: -126.177 W
Elevation: 959 meters

AWS Model:
ARGOS ID: 8927
2010 Archive (FTP): 3-hourly | 10-minute

Station Records:
Max. Temp. (C) 3.4   1998-01-20
Min. Temp. (C) -51.1   2001-08-12
Max Wind (m/s) 45.8   1998-01-20
Max. Press. (mb) 904.3   1999-06-17
Min. Press. (mb) 824.1   1997-08-08

Notes: Removed 1 station on 1-17-2011
Team: Lee Welhouse, Galit Sorokin, Marsha Kendall
Pilots: Lexi Larson, Erica Dilena

Flight from Byrd station took approximately 40 minutes, ground time was approximately an hour.

Station was found with approximately 183 cm exposed. The boom, junction box, solar panel, and enclosure were removed. Solar panel looked to be damaged. Digging down we discovered the top 2 tower sections were short 3 foot sections. We dug to a depth of approximately 5 feet and found 1 battery box and 3 capped, disconnected wires. The Battery was at approximately 2 feet below the surface. The plugs were removed and the exposed wire covered. There is still tower section, and presumably batteries at this station. Unavco GPS was not deployed at this station as it was at the exact location the 2008 coordinates indicated.