Upgraded Wolverine Glacier weather station, Alaska

The new radar-based precipitation sensor is on the left, with the anemometer, wind vane, and GOES antenna on the station shack

Detailed Description

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. In Ocotober 2020, USGS scientists upgraded the power system to a Lithium battery bank and installed a radar-based precipitation sensor (Lufft WS-100) to compare with the weighing based precipitation gage. The new radar-based precipitation sensor is on the left, with the anemometer, wind vane, and GOES antenna on the station shack. This is looking to the south west, with Paradise Peak (near Seward, AK) in the background.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1901 x 1267

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Location Taken: AK, US