Tiksi, Russia

Location: 71.596 N 128.889 E Elevation: 1 masl - 30 masl

Observatory Web Site: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/arctic/observatories/tiksi/

Observatory Operations Contact:
Vasily Kustov | kustov@aari.ru | +7 812-337-3185
Sara Morris | sara.morris@noaa.gov | 303-497-4453

Observatory Research Contact:
Alexander Makshtas | maksh@aari.nw.ru
Taneil Uttal | taneil.uttal@noaa.gov | 303-497-6409

Abstract: Tiksi is located in the Sakha Republic of northern Siberia. It is on the coast of the Arctic Ocean and housed a weather station dating from 1932. In 2005, the Russian Federation's Roshydromet, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Finnish Meteorological Institute formed a partnership to establish a new International Hydrometeorological Observatory at Tiksi in support of the International Polar Year (IPY). By 2010, the partnership had initiated measurements at the new weather station and Clean Air Facility. It continues to operate as a partnership between these entities. The facility's focus is on atmosphere-surface exchanges, radiation, aerosols, and climate-grade meteorological measurements.

Governing Institute
Finnish Meteorological Institue
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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