ICECAPS Observatory at Summit Station, Greenland
In the spring of 2010, the ongoing measurements at Summit Station (72° 36'N, 38° 25'W, 3250m), atop the Greenland Ice Sheet, were significantly enhanced with new capabilities to observe cloud and atmosphere properties. These upgrades were made by the Integrated Characterization of Energy, Clouds, Atmospheric state, and Precipitation at Summit (ICECAPS) project, which is collaboratively-lead by the Universities of Colorado, Idaho, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma. New instruments at the site include: cloud radar, depolarization lidar, micropulse lidar, infrared spectrometer, two microwave radiometers, ceilometer, precipitation occurrence sensor, and a twice-daily radiosonde program. The ICECAPS program will continue through summer of 2014 at a minimum. Overall programmatic and logistical support for these operations is provided by the National Science Foundation. Additional instrumental support is provided by the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program, and Environment Canada.
Check it Out...
PSD researcher Matthew Shupe's blog about setting up the ICECAPS field experiment can be found at CIRES.
- Eureka_Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar
- Summit_NOAA Broadband Radiation
- Summit_Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar
- Summit_Polar Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer
- Summit_Microwave Radiometer and Humidity and Temperature Profiler
- Summit_Micropulse Lidar
- Summit_Precipitation Occurrence Sensor System
- Summit_Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera
- Summit_Total Sky Imager