Observatory at Eureka, Canada

Eureka, Canada observatory

Did you know...

In 1989, barometers in Eureka measured 1079.6Hpa, the highest sea level pressure ever measured in Canada.

Contact: Taneil.Uttal@noaa.gov

Link to NOAA website
Link to CANDAC website
Link to Environment Canada website

A successful collaboration between the U.S. NOAA-SEARCH Atmosphere Program, the Canadian CANDAC Program, Meteorological Services Canada and the University of Wisconsin Lidar Group resulted in the installation of a cloud radar and cloud-aerosol lidar in Eureka, Canada in August of 2004. These instruments are the first of a comprehesive suite of radar, lidars, radiometers, wind profilers, inteferometers, chemistry and aerosol sensors that will be part of a long term Atmospheric Observatory at the Eureka site.

Daily updates are made at this site of observations from the radar (pdf description) and the lidar (Lidar description at U of W). More comprehensive data products for the lidar can be found at http://lidar.ssec.wisc.edu/syst/ahsrl/ahsrl_data.htm.

Eureka Data

Click image at left to view plots of the following instrument data at Eureka:
  • Meteorological measurements
  • Soil measurements
  • Radiation measurements
  • Cloud properties

Eureka Datagrams

Eureka_Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar
Eureka_Microwave Radiometer
Eureka_NOAA Downwelling Radiation
Eureka_NOAA Upwelling Radiation
Eureka_Fluxtower Meteorological
Eureka_Fluxtower Licor
Eureka_Fluxtower Sonics
A Datagram is a virtual data 'mentoring tool' intended to guide anyone accessing the data file or the instrumentation used to generate fields within that file. While a data user will ideally collaborate closely with a principal investigator, Datagrams provide a structured basis for independent inquiry and logical information exchange about data processing.


Mindjet Mindjet image of Eureka FTP Site  (Site map of the Eureka FTP data with links to data folders)

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