Danish Automatic Weather Station

PI Institute/Department Email
Kern-Hansen, Claus
Danish Meteorological Institute
Award#(s)
DKAWS
Funding Agency
DK\Federal\MT\DMI
Program Manager Funding Agency Email
Mercer, Dr. Jennifer
NSF, Office of Polar Programs
Discipline(s)
Meteorology and Climate
Science Summary

The Danish Meteorological Institute operates an Autonomous Weather Station (AWS) at Summit. This AWS is part of a network that provides forecasting and warning services as well as continuous monitoring of weather, sea state, climate, and related environmental conditions in the atmosphere, over land and in the sea.

Logistics Summary

When required for AWS maintenance, the principal investigator and sometimes another team member will spend two to three days annually tent-camping at Summit Station. At Summit Station, he/they will remove snow from around the AWS as well as inspect and provide maintenance to the station. In 2007, the team dug out and elevated the weather station by 1 meter.

CPS will provide ANG transport between Kangerlussuaq and Summit Station and Summit user days. The PI will arrange and pay for all other logistics, including KISS user days.

Season Field Site Date In Date Out #People
1997
Greenland - Summit
1
1998
Greenland - Summit
1
1999
Greenland - Summit
1
2000
Greenland - Summit
1
2001
Greenland - Summit
1
2002
Greenland - Summit
2
2003
Greenland - Summit
2
2004
Greenland - Summit
0
2005
Greenland - Summit
1
2006
Greenland - Summit
2
2007
Greenland - Summit
2
2008
Greenland - Summit
0
2009
Greenland - Summit
0
2010
Greenland - Summit
2
2011
Greenland - Summit
0
2012
Greenland - Summit
2
2013
Greenland - Summit
2
2014
Greenland - Summit
2
2015
Greenland - Summit
2
2016
Greenland - Summit
0
2017
Greenland - Summit
2
2018
Greenland - Summit
2