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Wolverine Glacier weather station on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

October 2020 (approx.)

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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. On October 19, 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 data from this station is publicly available in near real time at the USGS NWIS page (USGS 15236895; This image shows USGS nubmer 15236895. The weighing type precipitation gage with the large wind screen is on the left, the radar based precipitation sensor is on the pole in the middle, and the new power system is in the shack on the right. In the background are unnamed peaks on the edge of the Sargent Icefield.


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