Station Nord, Greenland

Location: 81.43 N 16.667 W Elevation: 0 masl

Observatory Web Site: http://www2.dmu.dk/atmosphericenvironment/byer/forside.htm

Observatory Operations Contact:
Morten Rasch | MRAS@DMU.DK

Observatory Research Contact:
Henrik Skov | HSK@DMU.DK | 87158524

Abstract: Station Nord (The Danish name Nord means North in English) is a Danish military station with a small runway, operated by 5 soldiers throughout the year. It is located at 81° 36' N; 16° 39' W in North Greenland. The Department of Environmental Science at AU operates a monitoring hut (Flygers Hut) located 2 km outside the military camp at Drikkevandss¸en that is used to measure air pollution components. Station Nord is located on a peninsula and surrounded by perennial sea-ice. The sea north of North Greenland is extremely interesting because the multiyear ice is predicted to persist for the longest period. This makes Station Nord an ideal location for studying climate interaction involving Arctic haze, consisting of high levels of pollution that lead among other phenomena to reduced visibility and special processes occurring at the interface between the cryosphere and the atmosphere.

Governing Institute
Danish Meteorological Institute
Danish Environmental Protection Agency

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