Monitoring surface energy fluxes at Halley Research Station

The STABLE experiments provided some information on the surface energy balance at Halley, but they were designed as short-term process studies, concentrating on the Antarctic winter. In order to develop a climatology of the year-round surface energy balance at Halley, instruments for monitoring the surface energy balance on a long-term basis were deployed at the station early in 1995.

The instrumentation is shown schematically in the diagram below and comprises:

In January 1997, additional instrumentation was added as part of the EC-funded project "POLAR SNOW". This included:

Enquiries should be directed to Phil Anderson

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