Erecting a tall automatic weather station high on the Antarctic Peninsula
The mast was designed to be of sufficient height that the instruments – measuring meteorological conditions including air pressure, wind velocity, temperature and humidity – would stay above snow level, year-round. This is on a high plateau on the Antarctic Peninsula, where many metres of snow can accumulate over the winter. We landed here in the red Twin Otter aircraft, having flown with the weather station in "flat-pack" form from the nearby Rothera Research Station.
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Submitted on 13 February 2021
Credit: Andrew Elvidge (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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