Location: 71.597 N 128.889 E Elevation: 1 masl Established: 2009

Facility Operations Contact:
Alexander Makshtas | maksh@aari.nw.ru |
Vasily Kustov | kustov@aari.ru | 7 812-337-3185

Facility Research Contact:
Alexander Makshtas | maksh@aari.nw.ru |
Taneil Uttal | taneil.uttal@noaa.gov | 303-497-6409
Tuomas Laurila | Tuomas.Laurila@fmi.fi | +358-295395510


Facility and Environs: Tiksi's Clean Air Facility (CAF) is situated 1 km from the complex of buildings at the Polyarka/COW weather station. The location was chosen to minimize local contamination and clean air sectors have been identified. Data has been collected since 2009 with a number of instruments installed by Roshydromet, RAS, NOAA and FMI. The CAF has roof top access with space for installtions and electrical outlets. There is also an 8 meter platform mast on the roof of the facility for inlet tubing to sample clean air. The facility has 2 separate office/laboratory spaces, a small break area and a large interior laboratory space. The technical staff of the Tiksi COW visit the facility once a week for instrument checks and maintenance; the CAF is the location of the weekly flask samples that contribute to the GAW program.