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Amundsen-Nobile Climate Change Tower

Amundsen-Nobile Climate Change Tower
Amundsen-Nobile Climate Change Tower.jpg
General information
Location Ny-Ålesund
Country  Norway
Coordinates 78°55′17″N 11°51′57″E / 78.921367°N 11.865867°E / 78.921367; 11.865867
Inaugurated 30 April 2009
Height 34 m
Website
www.isac.cnr.it/~radiclim/CCTower/?Home

The Amundsen-Nobile Climate Change Tower (CCT) is a 34-meter research tower installed in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway, for the study of various physical parameters in the boundary layer of the lower troposphere.

In particular it continuously measured meteorological parameters (temperature, relative humidity, intensity and direction of the wind) at four different levels of height, and the four components of solar radiation and infrared at the top of the tower itself.

They also measure the height of the layer of snow and its temperature at two depths.

The tower was funded by the Department of Earth and Environment (DTA) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and installed by Kings Bay in science village of Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard island. The inauguration took place on30 April 2009.

The CCT is an important point of reference for the study of the energy balance at the surface, and the processes of interaction and exchange between the various components of the climate system.

The structure is dedicated to the Arctic expeditions of Norwegian Roald Amundsen and Italian Umberto Nobile explorers.




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