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Location: 80.050 N, 86.417 W, 10 m asl (32.8 ft asl)
Governing Institution: Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change (CANDAC)
Station Director: Pierre Fogal (Pierre.Fogal@utoronto.ca)
CANDAC Partners: These institutions provide instrumentation and expertise in the analysis of Arctic tropospheric and upper atmospheric measurements.
University of Toronto (Canada)
Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) (Canada)
Dalhousie University (Canada)
University of Brunswick (Canada)
University of Sherbrooke (Canada)
University of Waterloo (Canada)
University of Western Ontario (Canada)
York University (Canada)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (U.S)
University of Wisconsin (U.S)
Main web site: http://candac.ca/candac/index.php
CANDAC Facilities: The Eureka Observatory consists of three facilities:
PEARL - 15km from the Eureka Observatory
OPAL - located at the northwest quadrant of the observatory
SAFIRE - 5km from the observatory
Site News: The NOAA SEARCH team visited Eureka July 3rd-July 10th, 2009. Visit the Eureka Travel Blog for information about the trip.
Topography: Eureka is located on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, the northernmost of Canada's three territories (Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon). The first inhabitants of Ellesmere Island were the Inuits who arrived 4,000 years ago. Since its founding in 1947 with the installation of a weather station, Eureka has served primarily as a research base. Research staff inhabit Eureka year round with the population increasing during the summer and dwindling to 10 or less during the winters. The only other permanent Arctic research site farther north is Alert. At 80N, Eureka is well north of the treeline where the main biome is tundra. Arctic mammals such as the polar bear, arctic fox, caribou, muskox, narwhale, and walrus frequent Ellesmere Island and its surrounding waters. Geological features in the area include glaciers, low mountains, and the ocean. The Quttinirpaaq National Park is located to the north of Eureka and encompasses 1/5 of the island's surface area.
Table of Measurements
Station Identifier: 71917
Station Abbreviations: WEU, EUK, and STN315
Eureka Global Atmosphere Watch - Station Information System (GAWSIS)
NOAA SEARCH data
University of Wisconsin HSRL data (plus MMCR, PAERI, MWR, and Radiosonde data)
Derived cloud parameters from AERI, MMCR, and HSRL data at Eureka (August 2005 - present)
WMO's Global Atmosphere Watch Station Information System (GAWSIS) for Eureka
Canadian Arctic ACE Validation Campaign at Eureka
Current weather at the PEARL weather station
Current weather at the Environment Canada station
Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Observatory
Canadian Ozone and Ultraviolet Measurement Program
Eureka in the News:
"Winter Habits of Northern Wolves Revealed"
"A Day in the life of Eureka"
"Voyage to the top of the Earth (Almost)"
"The Loneliest Science Lab in the Arctic"
See the Eureka station on YouTube
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