GRUAN Status

since 2014
active
since 2015
certified

Site Name

GRUAN (code, name)LAU Lauder
-short
Lauder
-long, international
Lauder Atmospheric Research Station
-long, national
Lauder Atmospheric Research Station
WMO (code, name)
93817, Lauder

Location

Country
New Zealand
Region
Otago
Latitude
45.0 °S
Longitude
169.7 °E
Altitude
370 m

Site maps
Position and region map

Position map

Local map

Institution / Operator

Name
NIWA
-long, international
National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research
-long, national
National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research
Website
www.niwa.co.nz
Description
Crown owned research and consultancy company

Site Contact

Name
Richard Querel
Affiliation
NIWA
Address
Lauder, State Highway 85, Central Otago, Private Bag 50061, Omakau
E-Mail
Richard.querel@niwa.co.nz
Phone
+64 3 440 0400
Fax
+64 4 386 0574

Site Description

Foundation
1961
Description
situated 35 kilometres from Alexandra on State Highway 85
General type
rural
Topography
located in the Manuherikea river valley, between Dunstan Range and Blackstone Hill
Land use (within 10 km)
dry, grass
Climate
like continental, The air is among the cleanest in the world and the climate is extreme by New Zealand standards: hot in summer, cold in winter, and dry all year. It is also quite windy, especially in spring and autumn. The most settled period of the year is late summer/ early autumn. There are occasional snow falls in winter, but snow rarely lies for more than a few days.
Website
www.niwa.co.nz/our-science/atmosphere/lauder

Membership In Other Networks

NDACC
BSRN

Relevant Documents

ICM-9 (2017)

GRUAN Site Report for Lauder - Richard Querel

Update from Lauder - Richard Querel

Partnering with operational met sites: Lauder’s new Invercargill-based data stream - Richard Querel

ICM-8 (2016)

GRUAN Station Report for Lauder - Richard Querel

ICM-7 (2015)

GRUAN Station Report for Lauder - Richard Querel

Update on Lauder activities - Richard Querel