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  • Station or cluster: Contributing Station
  • Belongs to cluster: Sodankyla-Pallas
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Shape: point
  • Latitude, longitude: 67.36707, 26.65117
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 180
  • Landscape: Boreal
  • Year established: 2003
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Timo Sukuvaara
  • Science contact: Anna Kontu
  • Data contact: Riika Ylitalo
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Sodankyla Peatland
Contributing Station Information

First ground temperature measurements started in year 2005. An automatic weather station was installed in 2010 measuring air temperature, dew point, air relative humidity and snow depth. 2011 added some soil and snow temperature measurements, which were updated 2015. Methane flux station measuring greenhouse gases and SW radiation measurements since 2012. Snow pits were measured during winters from 2009/2010 to 2014/2015.

Data Information


Ikonen J, Vehviläinen J, Rautiainen K, Smolander T, Lemmetyinen J, Bircher S, Pulliainen J: The Sodankyla in situ soil moisture observation network: an example application of ESA CCI soil moisture product evaluation, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 95-108, doi:10.5194/gi-5-95-2016, 2016


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

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
SnowSnow water equivalent20092015Fragmented
SnowSnowpack profile20092015Fragmented
PermafrostSoil temperature2005Continuous
PermafrostSoil moisture2011Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature2010Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure2010Continuous
RadiationDownwelling shortwave2012Continuous
RadiationUpwelling shortwave2012Continuous

Last updated: 31 May 2017