GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network

GRUAN status

since 2017
active

Site Name

GRUAN (code, name)
SYO Syowa
-short
-long, international
Syowa
-long, national
昭和基地
WMO (code, name)
89532 SYOWA

Location

Continent
Antarctica
Latitude
69.01° S
Longitude
39.58° E
Altitude
21.6 m

Site maps

Position and region map

Position map

Local map

Institution / Operator

Name
JMA
-long, international
Japan Meteorological Agency
-long, national
Office of Antarctic Observations, Japan Meteorological Agency
Website
www.jma.go.jp/jma/
Description
government agency

Site Contact

Name
Yutaka OGAWA
Affiliation
Office of Antarctic Observations, Japan Meteorological Agency
Address
Japan Meteorological Agency
3-6-9 Toranomon, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-8431
Japan
Email
antarctic@met.kishou.go.jp
Phone
Fax

Site Description

Foundation
1957
General type
rural
Topography
plain
Land use (within 10 km)
summer : mostly snow, ice sheet, sea ice and small rock, open water; other : snow, ice sheet, sea ice
Climate
polar climate
Website
www.jma.go.jp/jma/

Membership in other networks

BSRN
since 1994
GUAN
since 1995

Relevant Documents

ICM-12 (2020)

GRUAN Station Report for Japanese Sites (Tateno, Minamitorishima, Syowa) - Hisamitsu Junji

ICM-11 (2019)

GRUAN Site Report for Tateno, Syowa, Minamitorishima - Kenji Suzuki
New instruments and data transmission of Tateno, Minamitorishima and Syowa - Shunsuke Hoshino

ICM-10 (2018)

GRUAN Site Report for Tateno, Syowa, Minamitorishima - Kenji Suzuki
Update of Tateno, Minamitorishima and Syowa - Masami Iwabuchi

ICM-9 (2017)

Updates from Tateno and introducing the new candidate sites - Masami Iwabuchi