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Title: Tower Camera (TWR CAM) Instrument Handbook

Abstract

The NSA-C1 Utqiagvik tower camera is installed at a height of 40 meters above the ground at the topmost boom of the meteorological tower. The camera’s main field of view is directed at the tundra south of the tower, where the 10m Tip Tower is located. The camera captures images of the Tip Tower and the surrounding ground every 30 minutes. Since September 2017, the camera model is the AXIS Q6045-E Mk II PTZ Dome Network Camera. The tower camera images provide a qualitative look at the progression of the seasons at Utqiagvik. The tower camera images are useful for determining the fractional snow or vegetation cover. Additionally, the camera provides a glimpse of on-site weather conditions, showing the changing weather and/or ground conditions.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. University of Alaska, Fairbanks (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
DOE Office of Science Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Contributing Org.:
University of Alaska, Fairbanks (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1425623
Report Number(s):
DOE/SC-ARM-TR-064
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Tower camera; North Slope of Alaska; Barrow; arctic processes; radiative energy exchange

Citation Formats

Stuefer, Martin, and Gordon, Telayna. Tower Camera (TWR CAM) Instrument Handbook. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1425623.
Stuefer, Martin, & Gordon, Telayna. Tower Camera (TWR CAM) Instrument Handbook. United States. doi:10.2172/1425623.
Stuefer, Martin, and Gordon, Telayna. Tue . "Tower Camera (TWR CAM) Instrument Handbook". United States. doi:10.2172/1425623. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1425623.
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abstractNote = {The NSA-C1 Utqiagvik tower camera is installed at a height of 40 meters above the ground at the topmost boom of the meteorological tower. The camera’s main field of view is directed at the tundra south of the tower, where the 10m Tip Tower is located. The camera captures images of the Tip Tower and the surrounding ground every 30 minutes. Since September 2017, the camera model is the AXIS Q6045-E Mk II PTZ Dome Network Camera. The tower camera images provide a qualitative look at the progression of the seasons at Utqiagvik. The tower camera images are useful for determining the fractional snow or vegetation cover. Additionally, the camera provides a glimpse of on-site weather conditions, showing the changing weather and/or ground conditions.},
doi = {10.2172/1425623},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 13 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Tue Mar 13 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
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