King's Park (WMO station number 45004) was established in 1951 as Hong Kong's upper air station from which radiosonde ascents are made. Ozonesonde operations began at King's Park in October 1993. The station was accepted by WMO into the GAW network in January 1996 for vertical ozone profile measurements. Kings Park is also a GCOS Upper-Air Network (GUAN) station of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) since 1992 where upper air parameters, conventional meteorological elements as well as global solar radiation are measured. Carbon dioxide measurement commenced at King's Park in May 2009. The measurement site is located on a small hill in Kowloon, Hong Kong, which is a major, highly populated city at the southern coast of China. The station is reasonably well exposed with a fairly typical outdoor setting of the city with short grass, trees and buildings in the vicinity.
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