La Réunion (REU)

France

GRUAN Status

since
active

Site Name

GRUAN (code, name)
REU, Reunion
-short
La Réunion
-long, international
Le Chaudron Station (Meteo-France) & Maïdo observatory
-long, national
Le Chaudron Station (Meteo-France) & Maïdo observatory

Location

Country
France
Department
La Réunion

Site maps

Position and region map

Position map

Local map

Site Contact

Name
Stéphanie Evan
Affiliation
Université de la Réunion
Address
UMR8105 LACy
Université de la Réunion
15 Avenue René Cassin
CS 92003
97744 Saint-Denis Cedex 9
E-Mail
stephanie.evan@univ-reunion.fr
Phone
+262 262 93 82 53
Fax

The GRUAN site "La Réunion" is a cooperation from two national organizations with three locations.

Site Locations

Location Name

-long, international
Le Chaudron Météo-France site
-long, national
Le Chaudron Météo-France site
WMO (code, name)
61980

Position

Latitude
-20.89 °S
Longitude
55.49 °E
Altitude
49 m

Institution / Operator

Name
Meteo-France
-long, international
Meteo-France
-long, national
Meteo-France
Website
http://www.meteofrance.com/accueil
Description
National Meteorological Service

Description of Location

Foundation
2011
Description
at the North of Reunion Island close to Indian Ocean
General type
tropic
Topography
Flat with fertile lowlands along the coast at Le Chaudron
Land use (within 10 km)
human settlements and agricultural utilization
Climate
tropic - humid; rain period: December - March; East: rain- laden, West: steppe climate
Website
http://www.meteofrance.com

Loction Name

-long, international
Observatory of Maïdo
-long, national
Maïdo observatory
WMO (code, name)
61983

Position

Latitude
-21.08 °S
Longitude
55.383 °E
Altitude
2200 m

Institution / Operator

Name
OPAR
-long, international
Observatoire de Physique de l'Atmosphére de la Réunion (OPAR)
-long, national
Observatoire de Physique de l'Atmosphére de la Réunion (OPAR)
Website
http://osur.univ-reunion.fr/observations/osu-r-stations/opar/
Description
Observatory of Maïdo

Description of Location

Foundation
2012
Description
at the top of the Maïdo Mountain, on the western part of Reunion Island
General type
tropic
Topography
mostly rugged and mountainous at Maïdo
Land use (within 10 km)
human settlements and agricultural utilization
Climate
tropic - humid; rain period: December - March; East: rain- laden, West: steppe climate
Website
http://osur.univ-reunion.fr/observations/osu-r-stations/opar/

Location Name

-long, international
Gillot
-long, national
Gillot
WMO (code, name)

Position

Latitude
-20.89 °S
Longitude
55.48 °E
Altitude
13 m

Membership In Other Networks

NDACC
1998
SHADOZ
1998
AERONET