Servicing Automatic Weather Stations for the PEACE project
Last week during their trip to the coast, IPF engineers performed routine maintenence on automatic weather stations (AWS) used in Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Climate Experiment (PEACE) project.
A collaboration between the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) the University of Colorado Boulder and IPF, the project is collecting meteorological data (wind speed, wind direction, temperature, relative humidity etc. at different heights from the ground) along a 200 km south-north transect from the Antarctic Plateau in the interiro of the continent to the lower slope of the ice shelf near the coast of Queen Maud Land, East Antarctica.
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