Cosmos Hills Hydrologic Network
Shishmaref Airport Weather Station
Upper Wesley Creek

Station Information

Site Description Station History

Station Name: Upper Wesley Creek

Location: Southwest of Inerevuk Mtn., Northwest of Kobuk

Coordinates (Google map): N66°58.945', W156°58.824'

Elevation: 615 ft (187 m)

Time Recording Standard:
Alaska Standard Time (AST), Universal Time Coordinated minus 9 hours (UTC – 9).

  • Site Installed: August 12 - August 20, 2010
Data Acquisition and Sensor Details
Upper Wesley Creek Station
  • Data Acquisition: CR1000-XT Datalogger
    • Memory : 4 Meg
    • Extended Temperature Range : -55C to 85C
    • Functions : Data acquisition and control, high-quality measurements, flexibility for all required data standards
    • Telemetry : RF450 Spread Spectrum Radio

  • Images: CC640 Digital Camera
    • Image Trigger Interval : 60 minutes
    • Image Retrieval Interval : 60 minutes
    • During low light conditions (night/winter months) photos are black

  • Air Temperature: HMP45C Vaisala AT/RH sensor
    • Operating Range: -40°C to +60°C
    • Installation: In 12-gill radiation shield, non-aspirated
    • Height: 2 meters (6.6 feet)
    • Output Units: °C
    • Scan Interval: 1 minute

  • Air Temperature - Cold Range: GWS triplicate sensor incorporating the 44033RC Precision Epoxy NTC thermistor
    • Operating Range: -55°C to +105°C
    • Installation: In 6 plate Gill Radiation Shield, non-aspirated
    • Height: 2 meters (6.6 feet)
    • Output Units: °C.
    • Scan Interval: 1 minute

  • Relative Humidity: HMP45C Vaisala AT/RH sensor
    • Operating Range: 0 to 100% RH
    • Installation: In 10 plate Gill Radiation Shield, non-aspirated
    • Height: 2 meters (6.6 feet)
    • Units: % Relative Humidity
    • Scan Interval: 1 minute

  • Stream Bank Temperature: GWS triplicate sensor incorporating the 44033RC Precision Epoxy NTC thermistor
    • Operating Range: -55°C to +105°C
    • Installation: On stream bank on ground surface, above normal summer water levels
    • Output Units: °C
    • Scan Interval: 1 minute
    • For QA/QC evaluation of water level changes

  • Pressure Transducer: CS450 Sensor
    • Operating Range: 0 - 2.9 psig
    • Installation: Bottom of streambed
    • Standard Accuracy: ±0.1% FS TEB
    • Compensation Temperature: 0°C to 60°C
    • Output Units: psig
    • Scan Interval: 1 minute

  • Water Temperature: CS450 Sensor
    • Operating Range: -10°C - +80°C
    • Installation: Bottom of streambed
    • Output Units: °C
    • Scan Interval: 1 minute
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Last updated: 19 October 2011
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