Meteorological measurements on Midtdalsbreen

R.H. Giesen

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An automatic weather station (AWS) has been operating in the ablation area on Midtdalsbreen, a north-easterly outlet glacier of Hardangerjøkulen (Fig. 6-2), since October 2000. The station (Fig. 6-6) is owned and maintained by the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU), Utrecht University (contact: [email protected]). The station records incoming and outgoing short wave and long wave radiation, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, air pressure and distance to the surface. Sampling is done every few minutes (depending on the sensor) and 30-minute averages are stored. The record from this AWS span almost ten years (1st October 2000 to 24th August 2010) with only two data gaps; data is missing for 39 days in summer 2005 and 55 days in spring 2007.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlaciological investigations in Norway in 2010
EditorsB. Kjoelmoen
Place of PublicationOslo
PublisherNorwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-82-410-0743-9
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameNVE Report


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