SIOS observation facility catalogue

SIOS has developed a catalogue which provides an overview of the observation facilities which collect SIOS data. An observation facility can be one instrument or a collection of instruments, e.g. a weather station, and is a term used by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The annotation is standardised following the WMO standards as far as possible, in order to make entries unambiguous and interoperable internationally.

The purpose of the catalogue is to make better use of the existing research infrastructure by facilitating the search for given parameters and their location. In this way, duplication can be avoided and new measurements can be co-located with existing ones. The catalogue may also be used to gain a simple overview of collected parameters and how to access the data. The search interface allows users to search for GCMD keywords or to filter by status, type or observatory. The map interface may be used to search in a particular area.
The catalogue was developed by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, with input from a task force consisting of representatives from the Norwegian Polar Institute and the Alfred Wegener Institute. NySMAC members and RICC gave valuable input on the test version.

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Observation Facility Variables Contact Additional Info
SIOS-Infranor Drones
Observed Variable: 
BIOSPHERE>VEGETATION>VEGETATION INDEX>NORMALIZED DIFFERENCE VEGETATION INDEX (NDVI)
Rune Storvold
rust@norceresearch.no
Norut Northern Research Institute
Status:
Operational
Type:
air platform (mobile)
Part of SIOS project:
SIOS-InfraNor
SIOS Research Aircraft
Observed Variable: 
OCEANS>OCEAN OPTICS>WATER-LEAVING RADIANCE
Agnar Sivertsen
agsi@norceresearch.no
Norut Northern Research Institute
Status:
Operational
Type:
air platform (mobile)
Part of SIOS project:
SIOS-InfraNor
Snow stations network
Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY>RELATIVE HUMIDITY

Observed Variable: 
CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH

Observed Variable: 
CRYOSPHERE>SNOW/ICE>SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
Gallet JC
gallet@npolar.no
The Norwegian Polar Institute
Status:
Pre-operational
Type:
land platform (on ice)
Part of SIOS project:
SIOS-InfraNor
Snow stations network
Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY>RELATIVE HUMIDITY

Observed Variable: 
CLIMATE INDICATORS>CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS>SNOW DEPTH
Gallet JC
gallet@npolar.no
The Norwegian Polar Institute
Status:
Pre-operational
Type:
land platform (on ice)
Part of SIOS project:
SIOS-InfraNor
Snow stations network
Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY>RELATIVE HUMIDITY

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION

Observed Variable: 
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
Gallet JC
gallet@npolar.no
The Norwegian Polar Institute
Status:
Pre-operational
Type:
land platform (on ice)
Part of SIOS project:
SIOS-InfraNor

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