Meteorological Observatory of Polarstern
Polarstern is well equipped for meteorological research as well as for routine meteorological services. The meteorological observatory is permanently manned with a weather technician/-observer from the German Weather Service (DWD) who performs the routine 3-hourly synoptic observations and the daily upper air soundings. All meteorological sensors get continuously registered from the DSHIP-System.
The weather forecaster from Polarstern is responsible to advice the ships captain as well as the helicopter pilots and all scientists in any weather related question. The forecaster gets assistance from the weather technician who performs the satellite picture reception and manages the near real time data flow. The obtained datasets can be divided into the following three groups:
All data are archived in the Meteorological Information System at AWI MISAWI which offers an interactive access. Furthermore, all data are accessible via the Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data PANGAEA. For further information please contact Gert König-Langlo.