Automatic Weather Station Filchner

Location of AWS Filchner (Graphic: Google Earth)
Location of AWS Filchner (Graphic: Google Earth) (Photo: Gert König-Langlo)

End of Dezember 2015 an automatic weather station was installed on the Filchner Ice Shelf  (-80.43681, -044.43199) 105 m above sea level. The installation took place in the framework of the international Filchner Ice Shelf Project FISP.The huge Filchner Ice Shelf is bordered to the west by the Berkner Island and to the east Coats Land.

The minutely averages of the data acquisition get transfered to AWI Bremerhaven via IRIDIUM and visualized on this web page as promt as possible, see below. Additional, the data get used to perform hourly synoptic weather reports  which get coded according to the  FM-12 code and distributed in the GTS under the WMO# 89047. Since the IRIDIUM transfer is not working propperly for 100% all minutely averages get stored inside the AWS as backup.



Installing AWS Filchner 2015-12-28 (Photo: Tore Hattermann)

Most Recent Day

Here, the measurements from the most recent day get displayed. The black triangles represent the data which could be transferred successfully into the GTS. Not all hourly IRIDIUM connections work well. Some gaps cannot be avoided. Please click on the diagram for a complete and bigger view.

Most Recent Year

Here, an annual overview is presented. The diagram will get updated about every week. Please click on the diagram for a complete and bigger view.