Meteorological measurements have been collected at Rothera since 1976, first with manual instruments and then more recently with automated sensors. The meteorological data are use in real time for aircraft operation and also sent to the UK Met Office for distribution on the Global Telecommunication System (GTS) to be used in forecast models. The data are also archived so that they can be used for research.
Instruments on the met mast include: * Pressure sensor * Wind sensors * Sunshine sensor * Snow accumulation sensor * Three precipitation monitors To the right is a Stevenson screen, housing a standard thermometer for calibration purposes along with an electronic humidity probe and an electronic temperature sensor that take a reading every second. Incoming and outgoing long and shortwave radiation is also measured out by the Stevenson screen.
26 November, 2019 by Robert Taylor
November, 2019 In his second Antarctic podcast field guide Rob Taylor talks to Catherine Maguire and John Law from the Rothera Research Station meteorology team. Listen Now Episode 2 Rob …