Close up of the new radar precipitation sensor on the top of the pole

Close up of the new radar precipitation sensor on the top of the pole at Wolverine Glacier, Alaska

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The Wolverine Glacier weather station was installed in 1968, and at 3250 ft is the highest elevation long-term weather record on the Kenai Peninsula. Close up of the new radar precipitation sensor on the top of the pole. The crazy looking thing in the middle of the picture is an aspirated temperature sensor. Have you ever noticed a day where it feels really hot in the sun and cold in the shade? This shield has a fan that sucks in fresh air prior to making a temperature measurement, which gives us accurate temperatures even on perfectly calm days with high solar radiation. 

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Image Dimensions: 1243 x 1864

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Location Taken: AK, US