ACE-Asia Site Information Form
Site Name: Lan-Yu
(Name, Address, Telephone/Fax, Email)
Dept. of Atmos. Sci., National Taiwan Univ.
61, Ln 144, Sec 4 Keelung Road, 106, Taipei, Taiwan
Nearest city or town: Taitung Time difference from UTC (Hours): +8
Latitude (decimal degrees): 22 2 14.3 Longitude (decimal degrees): 121 33 29.2
Elevation (meters above MSL): 348
General Site Characteristics
Brief description of regional landscape:
Lan-Yu is a 46 km2 island with lower native population. It is 310 Km south-eastern away of Taipei city and the shortest distance to Taiwan Land is 60Km. The intensive observing site is located in the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) Lan-Yu station which is on the moutains ridge of this Lan-Yu island.
The site area uses with 200 meters:
Potential local sources of contamination (Coal and biomass burning, agricultural fertilizers, major highways, local dust, overhanging vegetation, etc.) Distance and location from site/size/seasonal variability:
Two valleys along the unique beach road locate on the eastern and western sides of the Lan Yu site. Small farms are besides
Security issues/Site access constraints (4-wheel drive road, gates/locks, time of day/week/month/year, etc.):
The road up to the hill is so sharp that it s not recommended to drive a general-use car or motorcycle by oneself. One 4-wheel car belonged to the CWB is the main transportation for visitors.
precipitation (mm): 3056 mm
Tower height (m):
Space available on tower (m2):
Tower access (lifts/stairs):
Type (Voltage/Hz): 110/50
Commercial or generator?: commercial with power generator for emergency
Estimated power available (kW hr-1):
Office space available (m2): 50*50
Lab space available (m2): 4*7
Storage space available (m2): 2*2
Telephone at site? (if yes, give number): 886-089-731-582
Fax at site? (if yes, give number): 886-089-732-282
Internet access at site?: no
Relevant Internet Links: no
Samplers, Meteorological Instrumentation and Data
Ongoing sampling and analytical protocols (include length of time in operation)
What routine atmospheric sampling (aerosols/gases/radiation) is done at the site?
Gases: NO, NO2,NOX, O3,SO2,CO2, CO
Radiation: UV-A, UV-B, global short wave (SW) radiation
Special ACE-Asia sampling and analytical protocols (include length of time in operation)
What additional work is being planned for the site during the ACE-Asia intensive?
Radiation: broad band global & diffused SW, direct SW at à.
Meteorological instrumentation operating (include length of time in operation)
What meteorological instrumentation is at the site? Are sondes launched?
General items of meteorological observation on ground
No radiosonde or Ozonesonde are launched
Data records and other information available (include start date/end date of data records)
Are the atmospheric/meteorological data archived and available?
Yes, all the measurements are archived into digital format.
On site and support staff
Number of permanent staff: 5
Number of additional staff expected for ACE-operations: 0
Travel Information and Accommodations
Nearest airport/train station: Taitung
Nearby accommodations/restaurants: Hotels and apartments are 3 km from the site. Are there places to eat nearby? Yes, but the meal is simple and hardly.
Other facilities and supplies available: Meteorological observatory and radar installation nearby. Are there other groups who could help, such as schools, universities, government labs, etc.? No
Access to supplies: Are there equipment/electrical parts suppliers nearby? No
Diagrams, Images and Photos
Photos of site available? Yes
Layout of trailers and tower (drawing) available? No
Aerial view of the site (photo or image) available? Yes
Layout of space inside trailers (drawing, photo or image) available? Yes