18th Conference on Climate Variability and Change


Rehabilitating the Canadian Climate Reference Network

Yves Durocher, EC, Downsview, ON, Canada

The Reference Climate Station (RCS) network has grown since its first inception in 1992. Many changes have impacted the stations of this network over the last 13 years. Environment Canada has undertaken a modernization of the network to salvaged several stations at risk over the last 6 years. This project is now integrated into the regular lifecycle management of the network.

This presentation will provide an update on the status of the modernization of the network (include updated status on the modernization of the surface weather network), with a focus on the triple configuration of the sensors for critical parameters (precipitation and temperature and possibly the snow depth sensors). Plans for future improvement and/or corrective actions required to insure that all stations in the network meet the standards for this network will also be presented.

Session 4, Observed Climate Change in the Atmosphere and Oceans: Part 2
Tuesday, 31 January 2006, 1:45 PM-5:30 PM, A314

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