YOPP supersites

The following is an extract of the YOPP supersite Model Intercomparison project (YOPPSiteMIP) paper.


In order to permit process-based evaluation and verification of numerical weather prediction (NWP) and climate models with observations from key locations in the Arctic, Antarctic and Third Pole, a number of super-sites have been identified.

The proposed set of locations comprises IASOA super-sites (https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/iasoa), ECCC super-sites (ecpass.ca), selected Antarctic stations, and key locations covering the so–called “third pole” (Tibetan plateau). 

The stations that are identified are listed below.

Super-site

Filename

Latitude Longitude

Elevation

Arctic

Barrow (Alaska)

Barrow

71.32°N, 156.62°W

8-20 m

Oliktok Point (Alaska)

Oliktok

70.50°N 149.89°W

2-6 m

White Horse (Canada)

Whitehorse

60.71°N, 135.07°W

682 m

Eureka (Canada)

eureka

80.08°N 86.42°W

0-610 m

Iqaluit (Canada)

iqaluit

63.74°N, 68.51°W

5-11 m

Alert (Canada)

alert

82.49°N, 62.51°W

8-210 m

Summit (Greenland)

summit

72.58°N, 38.48°W

3210-3250 m

Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard)

(Zeppelin station)

nyalesund

78.92°N, 11.53°E

(78.9°N, 11.88°E)

0-30 m

(473 m)

 

Sodankylä (Finland)

(Pallas)

sodankyla

67.37°N, 26.63°E

(67.97°N, 24.12°E)

198 m

(305 m)

Tiksi (Russia)

tiksi

71.60°N, 128.89°E

1-30 m

Cherskii (Russia)

cherskii

68.73°N, 161.38°E

(68.51°N, 161.53°E)

8 m

(16 m)

Ice Base Cape Baranova (Russia)

baranova

79.3°N, 101.7°E

24 m

Antarctic

Alexander Tall Tower

alexander

79.01°S, 170.72°E

55 m

Casey

casey

66.28°S, 110.53°E

30 m

Davis

davis

68.58°S, 77.97°E

 

Dome C

domec

75.08°S, 123.34°E

3233 m

Dumont d'Urville

dumont

66.66°S, 140.01°E

0-50 m

Halley IV

halley

75.58°S, 26.66° W

130 m

King Sejong (King George Island)

kingsejong

 

62.22°S, 58.79° W

10 m

Georg von Neumayer

neumayer

70.65°S, 8.25°W

42 m

Mawson

mawson

67.60°S, 62.87°E

15 m

Syowa (Showa)

syowa

69.00°S, 39.59°E

18-29 m

Jang Bogo (Terra Nova Bay)

jangbogo

74.62°S, 164.23°E

 

36 m

Amundsen-Scott South Pole

southpole

90°S, 0°E

2835 m

Byrd

byrd

80.01°S, 119.44°W

1539 m

Rothera

rothera

67.57°S, 68.13° W

4 m

Vostok

vostok

78.46°S, 106.84°E

3489 m

McMurdo (Scott base)

mcmurdo

77.85°S, 166.67°E

(77.85°S, 166.76°E)

10 m

(10 m)

Troll

troll

72.01°S, 2.54°E

1275 m

Third Pole

Mera (Nepal)

mera

27.7°N, 86.9°E

4570-4520 m

Tanggula (China)

tanggula

32.58°N, 91.86°E

5100 m

Xidatan (China)

xidatan

35.72°N, 94.13°E

4940-6420 m

Iaohugou (China)

iouhugou

37.5°N, 96.5°E

4180 m

Ocean sites

SHEBA location

sheba

165°W, 76°N

Sea level

Arctic Ocean

ao1

10°E, 85°N

Sea level

Arctic Ocean

ao2

0°E, 90°N

Sea level

Arctic Ocean

ao3

135°W, 81°N

Sea level

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