Boundary layer observations are performed by an automated weather station installed at the end of the "Old Pier" in Ny-Aalesund. Sensors are mounted ca. 4 m above the fjord surface, allowing to monitor the boundary layer conditions over the water body of the fjord. Depending on season, daytime, potenitally ice cover etc. these conditions can differ substantially from a land site. Observations are carried out with the help of the AWIPEV base personnel and within the research topics of the Atmosphere Physics Section of AWI in Potsdam.
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