Table 1: Sources of the meteorological data in the Kongsfjorden-Kongsvegen valley.

StationCoordinatesMaintenanceObservationsPeriod

Ny-Ålesund8 m a.s.l.
78.9230 N
11.9333 E
WMO station 99910 eKlima@met.noRegular meteorological observations06.1974–to date
AWS 1 (Glacier margin)170 m a.s.l.Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics Innsbruck (IMGI) and the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI)Temperature, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, global and reflected short-wave radiation, atmospheric and surface long-wave radiation05.2007–06.2008
AWS 3350 m a.s.l.Obukhov Institute for Atmospheric Physics (IAP) and the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht UniversityThe same; in addition 15 m gradient mast and a number of remote sensing instruments including SODAR were installed05.2009–to date
AWS 6 (equilibrium altitude of the glacier)550 m a.s.l.Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics Innsbruck (IMGI) and the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI)The same05.2000–02.2006
05.2007–to date