UW Automatic Weather Stations - 2001

Regions:Years: Antarctic Peninsula
Stations (2001):

Sky-Blu AWS

Owner: UW/UK UW/UK
Site Code: SKY
Initial Start Date: 1999-02-07
Installed: 1999-02-07
Latitude: -74.792 S
Longitude: -71.488 W
Elevation: 1,510 meters
WMO ID: 89272

AWS Model:

Station Records:
Max. Temp. (C) 1.9   2000-01-31
Min. Temp. (C) -53.3   2009-07-09
Max Wind (m/s) 46.2   2000-01-31
Max. Press. (mb) 844.4   2000-09-07
Min. Press. (mb) 755.3   2010-05-27

Notes: It is near an area of Blue Ice (extremely hard and dense ice which has lost the air bubbles that normally cloud the ice). It provides a runway able to accommodate wheeled aircraft that are larger than can be handled by other types of runways in the area.