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  • Station or site: Contributing Station
  • Belongs to site: Sodankyla-Pallas
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Shape: transect
  • Latitude, longitude: 67.3485, 26.8042
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 181.5
  • Landscape: Boreal
  • Year established: 2009
  • Year-round? No
  • Operations contact: Timo Sukuvaara
  • Science contact: Anna Kontu
  • Data contact: Riika Ylitalo
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Sodankyla Lake Orajarvi
Contributing Station Information

The lake Orajarvi station is located around 8 km east from the Arctic Research Station of Finnish Meteorological Institute and the primary CryoNet stations of Sodankyla. The lake covers around 11 km2 and has an average depth of 4.4 m. During the winter period, lake ice depth (layers, total ice, snow ice) and snow depth are measured at three points along transect. Measurements have been conducted every 2 weeks or every 4 weeks since winter 2009/2010.

Data Information

Publications

Cheng, B., Vihma, T., Rontu, L., Kontu, A., Kheyrollah Pour, M., Duguay, C., and Pulliainen, J.: Evolution of snow and ice temperature, thickness and energy balance in Lake Orajarvi, northern Finland. Tellus, 66(1), doi:10.3402/tellusa.v66.21564, 2014.

Measurements

The measurements made at Sodankyla Lake Orajarvi are listed in the following tables. (Note: If End Year is blank, measurements are ongoing.)

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
SnowDepth2009Fragmented
SnowSnow water equivalent20092014Fragmented
SnowSnowpack profile20092014Fragmented
FreshwaterThickness2009Fragmented

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature20092014Fragmented

Measurement Notes and Other Measurements

Category Description or List
OtherIce and snow temperature profile, continuous (during wintertime), start year: 2009

Last updated: 31 May 2017