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|Amundsen-Nobile Climate Change Tower|
|Inaugurated||30 April 2009|
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.
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