Location: 79.997 N 85.804 W Elevation: 78 masl Established: 1992

Facility Web Site:

Facility Operations Contact:
Pierre Fogal | pierre.fogal@utoronto.ca |
Sara Crepinsek | sara.crepinsek@noaa.gov | 303-497-4453

Facility Research Contact:
Jim Drummond | james.drummond@utoronto.ca | 416-978-4723


Facility and Environs: The Surface and Atmospheric Flux, Irradiance, Radiation Extension site (SAFIRE) is located about 5 km from the Eureka Weather Station and approximately 220 meters north of the Eureka runway (79°59'47.50"N 85°48’15.80"W). The facility was constructed in 2007 and consists of a shipping container modified for instrumentation. Internet connectivity is provided over a microwave link to the Ridge Lab. Instrumentation includes VHF Wind Profiler Array, Baseline Surface Radiation Network upwelling and downwelling radiometers, and the data center for a Micrometeorological Flux Tower located approximately 600 meters to the east.

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