Shishmaref Climate Study
Shishmaref Airport Weather Station
Shishmaref East (SCSM2)

Station Information

Site Description Station History

Station Name: Shishmaref SCSM2 (East Site)

Location: SCSM2 is located approximately 13 miles SE of Shishmaref, approximately 2 miles inland from the Shishmaref Inlet. Shishmaref is located on Sarichef Island ini the Chukchi Sea, just north of the Bering Strait and five miles from the mainland.

Coordinates: N66°04.933', W165°55.545'

Elevation: 63 ft (19.2 m)

Time Recording Standard:
Alaska Standard Time (UTC – 9).

  • Site Installed: 04/24/09
Sensor Details
SCSM2

  • Images: CC640 Digital Camera (1)
    • Image Trigger Interval : 30-minutes
    • Image Retrieval Interval : One every hour

  • Wind Speed: RM Young 05106 Marine Anemometers (2)
    • Accuracy: +/- 0.3 m/s (+/- 0.6 mph)
    • Operating Range: 0 to 60 m/s (0 to 134 mph)
    • Starting Threshold: 1 m/s (2.2 mph).
    • Height: 9.14 meters (30 feet)
    • Output Units: meters per second
    • Scan Interval: 5 seconds

  • Wind Direction: RM Young 05106 Marine Anemometers (2)
    • Operating Range: 0 to 360 deg (mechanical) true north (0 to 355 electrical, 5 deg open)
    • Starting Threshold: 1.1 m/s (2.2 mph) 10 deg displacement
    • Installation: Align true north
    • Height: 9.14 meters (30 feet)
    • Output Units: degrees true north
    • Scan Interval: 5 seconds

  • Air Temperature: HMP45C Vaisala AT/RH sensor
    • Operating Range: -40°C to +60°C
    • Installation: In 12-gill radiation shield, non-aspirated
    • Height: 2 meters (6.6 feet)
    • Output Units: °C
    • Scan Interval: 60 seconds

  • Air Temperature - Cold Range: Triplicate YSI Series 44033 thermistors
    • Operating Range: -80°C to +75°C
    • Installation: In 6 plate Gill Radiation Shield, non-aspirated
    • Height: 2 meters (6.6 feet)
    • Output Units: kW, °C.
    • Scan Interval: 60 seconds

  • Relative Humidity : HMP45C Vaisala AT/RH sensor
    • Operating Range: 0 to 100% RH
    • Installation: In 10 plate Gill Radiation Shield, non-aspirated
    • Height: 2 meters (6.6 feet)
    • Units: % Relative Humidity
    • Scan Interval: 60 seconds

  • Dew Point Temperature : Calculated value from AT/RH
    • Scan Interval: N/A, calculated

  • Wind Chill Temperature : Calculated value from Air Temperature and Wind
    • Scan Interval: N/A, calculated

  • Snow Depth: Campbell Scientific SR50a Sonic Ranging Sensor
    • Operating Range: 0.5 to 10 meters (or sensor height, if less than 10 m)
    • Resolution: 0.25 mm
    • Installation: Point straight down on a flat surface
    • Height: 2 meters (6.6 feet)
    • Output Units: cm, corrected for air temperature
    • Scan Interval: 60 seconds

  • Tower Maintenance Soil Temperature: Simplex YSI Series 44033 thermistors
    • Depths: 30cm (1 ft), 3 thermistors
    • Output Units: kW, °C
    • Scan Interval: Hourly

  • Summer Precipitation: TE525WS Texas Electronics Rain Gage
    • Resolution: 0.01 in (0.25mm)
    • Installation: use wind shield, locate 30 m from nearest obstruction
    • Height: 0.5 meters (1.6 feet)
    • Output Units: mm
    • Scan Interval: 60 seconds

  • CR1000 Battery Voltage: CR1000
    • Output Units: V
    • Scan Interval: 60 seconds

  • CR1000 Solar Panel Voltage: GWS Wiring Harness, read with a VDIV10:1 voltage divider
    • Output Units: V
    • Scan Interval: 60 seconds

  • Battery Bank Temperature: YSI Series 44033 Thermistor
    • Output Units: kW, °C
    • Scan Interval: 60 seconds

  • Datalogger (CR1000)

  • Datalogger (CR1000) Panel Temperature: CR1000 Internal thermistor
    • Output Units: °C
    • Scan Interval: 60 seconds





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