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In using Australian Antarctic automatic weather station data:
1. The data are not to be used for any commercial purpose.
2. The data are for the sole use of the recipient and are not to be passed on.
3. Clear acknowledgment of the Australian Antarctic Division is to be given on any product resulting from the use of the data.
4. The Australian Antarctic Division accepts no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the data.
5. You consent to your information being recorded and to the Division contacting you regarding this information. You acknowledge that statistics may be compiled.
6. The digital data remain the property and copyright of the Australian Antarctic Division.

View or download Australian Antarctic automatic weather station data

The full dataset for each station in the table below can be downloaded as netcdf files. To do this, you need to first view station details and data summary by clicking on the station name in the table. All data provided have passed through quality control to erase erroneous observations caused by satellite communication errors or faulty sensors. For information on the sensors used and the history of operation of all stations in the network refer to the station records.

The full dataset or data for particular sensors or particular periods can be converted to ascii (text) format using software available at this website.  Stations for which data are currently available are shown as a link.   Where several stations have been in operation at the same site, each station is listed chronologically under the same site name but with an alphabetical suffix corresponding to the time the station was in operation.  The first station to operate at a site does not have a suffix.

The dataset is current to the end of 2007 and is updated at the beginning of each new year. Stations still in operation in 2007 have years terminated with a hyphen in the Data available column.

Station WMO number Latitude Longitude Elevation 
(metres a.s.l.)
Data available
A028
A028-A
A028-B
89812 68°24'28''S 112°13'03''E 1622m 1985-1986
1986-1990
1998-2005
AM01   69°26'31''S 71°25'01''E 65m 2002-2006
AM02   69°42'48''S 72°38'24''E 47m 2001-2007
Amery G3 89767 70°53'31''S 69°52'21''E 84m 1999-
Apfel 89602 66°20'40''S 100°48'50''E 150m 2000-2001
B9Biceberg (U.S. National Ice Center image)   67°14'14''S 148°27'46''E 35m 2002-2005 
Brown Glacier, Heard Island   53°05'24''S 73°38'25''E 640m 2000-2002
DomeA   80°22'03''S 77°22'26''E 4084m 2005-
DSS (Law Dome Summit South)
DSS-A
89816 66°46'09''S 112°48'38''E 1376m 1997-2003
2003-2005
Eagle   76°25'11''S 77°01'26''E 2830m 2005-
Eder Island 89644 66°57'30''S 143°56'24''E 52m 1999-2000
GC41 89813 71°36'10''S 111°15'46''E 2791m 1984-2005
GC46 (limited data) 89805 74°08'15''S 109°50'23''E 3096m 1984-2001
GF08
GF08-A
89803 68°29'36''S 102°10'32''E 2123m 1986-1998
2000-2007
Lanyon
Lanyon-A
89612 66°16'42''S 110°47'48''E 390m 1991-1998
1998-2008
Law Dome
Law Dome-A
89811 66°43'50''S 112°44'40''E 1376m 1986-1998
1997-1998
LGB00
LGB00-A
LGB00-B
LGB00-C
89762 68°39'19''S 61°06'46''E 1830m 1982-1989
1987-1993
1993-1995
1995-2009
LGB10
LGB10-A
89758 71°17'15''S 59°12'37''E 2620m 1990-1994
1993-2006
LGB20 89757 73°49'58''S 55°40'18''E 2741m 1991-2004
LGB35 89568 76°02'34''S 65°00'00''E 2342m 1993-2008
LGB46 89577 75°51'08''S 71°29'59''E 2352m 1994-1997
LGB59 89774 73°27'06''S 76°47'21''E 2537m 1994-2004
LGB69
LGB69-A
  70°50'07''S 77°04'29''E 1854m 2002-2007
2007-2008
MtBrown
MtBrown-A
89586 69°07'52''S 85°59'55''E 2064m 1998-2000
2003-
Panda   73°41'20''S 76°58'02''E 2584m 2008-
Ranvik 89572 68°51'22''S 78°02'21''E 339m 2000-2002
Rumdoodle 89565 67°42'54''S 62°48'18''E 430m 2000-2001 

To open a window showing a map of station locations click here.
 


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