CRYONET Site Questionnaire: Mt Logan / Upper Kaskawulsh

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CRYONET Site Questionnaire: Mt Logan / Upper Kaskawulsh
Site specific metadata:
Name of site: Mt Logan / Upper Kaskawulsh
Latitude/Longitude/Altitude: 60 42.000’ N, 139 48.000’ W, ~2500 m altitude
Landscape type (e.g. arctic coastal, tundra, alpine…): High alpine
Onsite technical staff: None
All-year round observations y/n:
Yes
Year established: July 2009
Link to website if available:
https://datagarrison.com/users/300034012631040/300034012380040/plots.php
Station manager (Email): [email protected]
Organisation in charge of station: University of Ottawa
Other information: The weather station is located on a nunatak at the head of the Kaskawulsh/Hubbard
Glaciers, near the centre of the St. Elias Icefield, Yukon
Monitoring of the atmosphere:
Solid precipitation:
Trace gases:
Aerosols
UV, stratospheric ozone
Radiation (longwave, shortwave)
Others:
Snow cover
Physical parameters:
Chemical parameters:
Others:
Glaciers and ice caps
Snowfall:
Mass balance (measured parameters): Mass balance is being measured at ~4 stakes across the ablation
area of the Kaskawulsh Glacier (at ~80 km long, the glacier is too large to maintain a full mass balance
network)
Ice flow (measured parameters): Ice motion is measured continuously at each of the mass balance
stakes via the use of Trimble R7 differential GPS receivers. These receivers record for 24 hrs/day in the
summer and 3 hrs/day in the winter.
Basal water pressure (measured parameters):
Others:
Sea ice
Mass balance (measured parameters):
Meteorology: radiation, air temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, air pressure (measured
parameters):
Snow on ice (measured parameters):
Ice chemistry (measured parameters):
Others:
Permafrost
Borehole measurements (measured parameters):
Meteorology: radiation, air temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, air pressure (measured
parameters):
Snow on ground (measured parameters):
Active layer thickness (measured parameters):
GST:
Others:
Ice sheet
Mass balance (measured parameters):
Meteorology: radiation, air temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, air pressure (measured
parameters):
Snow on ice (measured parameters):
Ice chemistry (measured parameters):
Others:
Other measurements (hydrological, ecological, oceanographic, etc)
Hydrology (measured parameters):
Ecology (measured parameters)
Oceanography (measured parameters):
Other thematic linkages:
Linkages to satellite data (describe validation programs, applications of satellite data, etc.)
We are working with the Canadian Space Agency SOAR-E program to receive Radarsat-2 data to validate
and expand upon our field measurements
Participation in international monitoring programmes such as GAW, GTN-G, GTN-P, ….
Networks and start of contribution: Geological Survey of Canada glacier mass balance program
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