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Station Characteristics 2009-11-27/-147256346
GAW ID WHI Whistler Mountain (Canada)
WMO ID Regional station in WMO RA IV - North/Central America
station status established 2002-03-13 / full operation 50.05930°N 122.95760°W (2182 m a.s.l.)
time zone UTC-8
climate zone Dfc (Snow climate, fully humid, cool summer)  
other affiliations NOAA-ESRL/AERO(WHI)
description Mountaintop site, approximately 300-500 m above the tree line. Located in the Coast Mountain Range on Canada's west coast. Picture of Whistler Mountain facility

Measurement Program
type data center parameter method contributor data available details
Ozone Surface ozone UV photometry [general] EC
Aerosol Light absorption coefficient, total aerosol Light absorption photometry EC
Light backscattering coefficient, total aerosol Nephelometry, integrating EC
Light scattering coefficient, total aerosol Nephelometry, integrating EC
Major inorganic components (fine) Filter sampling + extraction + IC EC
Number concentration Condensation particle counter (CPC) EC
Number size distribution, total aerosol Differential mobility particle sizer (DMA, DMPS) EC
Number size distribution, total aerosol Optical particle counter (OPC) EC
Reactive Gas CO Non-dispersive IR (NDIR) EC
Meteo Humidity Hygrometer unknown
Pressure Barometer/Pressure sensor EC
Temperature Thermometer/-element EC

Contact Person(s)
name Mr. Richard Leaitch
address Environment Canada
4905 Dufferin St
Downsview, Ontario M3H 5T4
Canada
2009-01-12/-147256346
phone +1 416-739-4616
fax
mailto richard.leaitch@ec.gc.ca
url
GAW function
station function Measurement leader [Aerosol: Light backscattering coefficient, total aerosol, Aerosol: Light scattering coefficient, total aerosol, Aerosol: Number concentration]

name Anne Marie Macdonald
address Environment Canada
4905 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M3H 5T4
Canada
2009-11-27/-147256346
phone 416-739-4465
fax 416-739-4281
mailto annemarie.macdonald@ec.gc.ca
url
GAW function
station function Primary station contact, Measurement leader [Aerosol: Major inorganic components (fine), Aerosol: Number size distribution, total aerosol, Aerosol: Number size distribution, total aerosol, Meteo: Humidity, Meteo: Pressure, Meteo: Temperature, Ozone: Surface ozone, Reactive Gas: CO]

name Sangeeta Sharma
address Environment Canada, Climate Chemistry Measurements Research
4905 Dufferin Street
Downsview, Ontario M3H 5T4
Canada
2013-04-15/2141914127
phone +1 (416) 739 58 20
fax +1 (416) 739 57 04
mailto sangeeta.sharma@ec.gc.ca
url EC
GAW function
station function Measurement leader [Aerosol: Light absorption coefficient, total aerosol]


References
McKendry, I. G., et al. (2010), Ground-based remote sensing of an elevated forest fire aerosol layer at Whistler, BC: implications for interpretation of mountaintop chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 11921--11930, doi:10.5194/acp-10-11921-2010, http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/10/11921/2010/
 
 
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