New Funding for PEARL

Eureka's Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory in Nunavut has been awarded a grant through CANDAC to sustain core operations.  Click here to learn about sustained operations moving forward.

Summit Station News

Researchers from Summit Station's ICECAPS project were in the news at NSF this week for their recent Nature publication explaining the role of thin, low-lying clouds in Greenland's widespread surface melt last summer.  Click here for the NSF news summary.


The first Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) is to be held in Vancouver, Canada 30-Apr to 02-May.  We welcome your comments on our community white paper.  Click here for a copy. 


IASOA will also host an IASC-sponsored half day workshop on 03-May to craft its contributions to the 2013 Arctic Report Card.  Please contact Sandy Starkweather for more details on participating in the workshop. 

News from Ny-Aalesund

The 31st edition of the Ny-Ålesund Newsletter is now available.  Click here to learn about plans for new radiation instruments at Zeppelin and new greenhouse gas flux measurements on the Amundsen Nobile Climate Change Tower (CCT). 

Expansions at St.Nord

Aarhus University has begun the construction of a modern research station in northern Greenland that will monitor how climate change is affecting the region.

here for the full story.

DOE ARM Facility RFP

Request for Preproposals
Scientific Research at the ARM Climate Research Facility
U.S. Department of Energy

Preproposal deadline: Friday, 1 February 2013

To submit a proposal, please go click

Polar Met Call

The 12th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography is being held 29Apr - 02May, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.  Abstracts are due January 14, 2013.  Click here for more information. 

2012 Arctic Report Card

The latest Arctic Report Card was released at AGU on December 5.  Atmospheric results from the annual roll-up include updates on 2012 temperature anomalies as well as greenhouse gas and UV baseline measurements from Arctic observatories.  Observations show that increases from human sources in greenhouse gases continue, while warm air temperature anomaolies were relatively small compared to the last decade.  Click here for more information. 


Represenatives from the IASOA consoritum will travel to Vienna, Austra Nov 20-22, 2012 for the First WMO-GCW-CryoNet Implementation meeting to share IASOA experiences with network coordination in a pan-Arctic context and contribute to areas of common value for the co-development of IASOA and CryoNet.  Click here for more information and look for updates after the meeting. 

First Tiksi Science Mtg

The first Tiksi Science Meeting was held in at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in St. Petersburg, 18-20 Sept 2012.  A summary of the presentations and work plan can be found here

Input Requested

On The observational needs for climate modelers in the polar regions.   Click here to access the document and provide your feedback.  Author contact information is provided in the document. 


Arctic News in SOTC 2011

Read about changes to the Arctic atmosphere in this briefing on highlights from the 2011 BAMS State of the Climate Report.  For access to the full report, click here

IASOA's New Newsletter

IASOA distributed its first quarterly newsletter to 200 contacts last week.  Click here to see the newsletter and subscribe today!

Ozone News, BROMEX Blog

Click here to read about Paul Shepson's work in the news.  And click here for a link to the Barrow-based March BROMEX campaign blog.  

Update - CREATE 2012

NSERC's CREATE Training Program in Arctic Atmospheric Science has announced new opportunities for 2012 graduate and undergraduate programs.  Click HERE for more information.

PEARL in the News

Researchers Jim Drummond and Kim Strong discuss the role of Canada's Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) near Eureka, Canada in the detection and understanding of 2011's record-sized Arctic ozone hole.  Click here for the full article in the Montreal Gazette.  

Cherski in the News

To learn about the role that Cherski plays in permafrost studies, click here to see NBC's Jim Maceda report on a trip to visit Sergei and Nikita Zimov at the station. 

2011 Arctic Report Card

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


The 2011 update of the web-based Arctic Report Card is now available:

Responding to Change

International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC), in partnership with the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University, announces:


Responding to Arctic Environmental Change Workshop: Translating Our Growing Understanding into a Research Agenda for Action

Jan 30, 2012 - Feb 1, 2012

Click here for more info.

Workshop Announcement

Workshop on Polar Simulations with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model.

November 2 and 3, 2011

Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio USA


There is no registration fee.  You are invited to attend!  For more details or to register online:

New UNIS Course

The Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Local Climate Processes


Objective: After the course, the student will have an understanding of physical processes typical for the Arctic atmospheric boundary layer, how the Arctic boundary layer differs from that at lower latitudes; the challenges of taking meteorological measurements and a basic understanding of how numerical models in the Arctic work.


Registration Deadline: 15.Oct.2011


For more information about the course and how to apply, see

Black Carbon

Is black carbon contributing to the warming of the Arctic?  Click here to read about an international study currently taking place in the Arctic to investigate the role of black carbon in Arctic warming.

CREATE Summer School

CREATE Summer School addressing the broad theme of Arctic Atmospheric Science, will be offered from July 11 to 15, 2011 in Alliston, Ontario. Details are HERE.

CANDAC Outreach Update

In March/April 2011, CANDAC launched a new outreach project called Student-Researchers Atmospheric Collaboration at Qarmartalik School in Resolute Bay, Nunavut and Pickering College in Newmarket, Ontario. HERE

Tiksi Update 2011

Successful site visit by FMI HERE

SOA Conf Resolution

The March 16-19, 2010 State of the Arctic Conference has published a final resolution and access to presentations HERE

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Cherskii, Russia PDF Print E-mail


Arctic map showing location of Cherskii
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Norilsk City is located at 70N in the Russian Arctic (from Webcams Mania) 



Northeast Science Station

Location:  69º N, 161º E


Funding agencies:  Soros Foundation

                                      Russian Science Foundation

                                      Department of Energy

                                      National Science Foundation


Station director:  Sergei A. Zimov (


Main web site:



Facilities: There are two laboratories and multiple field sites at the Northeast Science Station.  Travel to and from the station is possible via road, water, and air on machines owned by the facility.  There are fully equipped houses and two dormitories that house visiting scientists, researchers, and students.  The Polaris Project also uses a 30ft barge capable of housing people for multiple days.         


Site News:  A report in a July issue of the AGU Eos talks about the Polaris project, a 30 day, 20 person, field course taking place at the Northeast Science Station.


Topography and History: The Northeast Science Station began in 1989 with a group of scientists from the Pacific Institute of Geography of the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS).  The station is located in the Nizhnekolymskii Ulus of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), 150km south of the Arctic Ocean.  The station is inhabited year-round and is 3km from the town of Cherskii, which is located at the mouth of the Kolyma River.  The administration of Pleistocene Park also operates out of the Northeast Science Station facilities.  Pleistocene Park is a 160km^2 experimental wildlife preserve.  The main research carried out at the station is the study of global carbon and methane fluxes.  Pleistocene Park research focuses on the cause of the Pleistocene extinctions (see articles below under Cherskii in the News).  The general topography includes many lakes, streams, an estuary, the Kolyma River, and mountains.  Various aquatic ecosystems can be found in the watershed while Pleistocene Park contains many large mammals with the goal of reintroducing Siberian Tigers into the preserve.        



Click for Cherskij, Russia Forecast



Table of Measurements


Station Identifier: 25123

Station Abbreviation: HA 




Time Period 



Continuous Measurements

Precipitation chemistry     AON
Surface eddy correlation fluxes of CO2, H2O    S. Zimov 
Surface energy balance (3 towers)     

Available measurements and scientific equipment

Meteorology - surface (Air temperature, precipitation, wind speed)     
Meteorology -upper air     
Gas analysis (2 gas chromatographs, 2 portable infrared gas analyzers, 4 high-resolution infrared gas analyzers, equipment for collecting gas samples for isotopic analysis, dissolved oxygen analyzer)     
Chemical analysis (CHN analyzer, spectrophotometer, ph meters, electronic balances, glass-fiber filtration systems, distilled/deionized water supply, muffle furnace)     
Ecological field sampling (LiCor leaf area meter; soil corers; portable field balances; drill for ice, permafrost, and lake sediments; stream discharge meters; sample drying ovens)     
Eddy covariance measurements - 3 sites (Sonic anemometers, infrared gas analyzers, data loggers (temperature, soil moisture, relative humidity, wind speed direction, atmospheric pressure), radiation sensor (net radiation, incoming and outgoing SW radiation, incoming and outgoing LW radiation, photosynthetically active radiation)     

Other relevant links:


Data archives:

Pleistocene Park Tower - University of Alaska Fairbanks/AON


Informational links:

Global Network of Isotopes in Precipitation (GNIP)

Local current weather

Terrestrial Carbon Observation System (TCOS)

Pleistocene Park Tower - University of Alaska Fairbanks/AON


Cherskii in the News:

"A Bold Plan to Re-Create a Long-lost Siberian Ecosystem"

"Pleistocene Park Could Solve Mystery of Mammoth's Extinction"

"Thawing Permafrost Could Supercharge Warming, Study Says"


All information on this page was gathered from the web sites listed above.  We welcome your comments - if you have any additions or corrections that apply to this page, please forward them to


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