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Weather Station

Recording Meteorological Observations

An automated weather station was installed at KLRS in 2017 and records a range of meteorological observations, including temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity, precipitation, atmospheric pressure and far infrared radiation. It meets World Meteorological Organization (WMO) specifications, and is an official WMO Global Cryosphere Watch CryoNet Station.

The KLRS weather station belongs to a series of international and Canadian observation networks, including the:

  • WMO's Global Cryosphere Watch core surface network CryoNet
  • International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT)
  • Canadian Network of Northern Research Operators (CNNRO)
  • University of Calgary network of field stations
Weather station at KLRS, facing North
The weather station at KLRS.


  • Coordinates: 61.02759°N, 138.41045°W
  • Altitude: 793 m
  • Location: Gravel pad


HC2-S3 Temperature / relative humidity probeAir temperature and relative humidity
RM Young 05103AP-10 AerovaneWind speed and direction
Kipp & Zonen CNR4-L radiometer*Incoming short-wave and long-wave far infrared radiation (FIR) and surface-reflected short-wave and outgoing long-wave radiation
PT100 Thermistor (*on Kipp & Zonen CNR4-L
Temperature of instrument housing to correct readings
Texas Electronics TE525M-L Tipping-bucket rain
Campbell Scientific SR50 Sonic snow sensorSnow surface range and snow depth
Campbell Scientific CR1000 wiring-panel
Temperature of datalogger enclosure
Vaisala CS106 PTB110 pressure transducerAtmospheric pressure
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