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The ICOS Finland network consists of 13 stations, of which nine are ecosystem stations and four are atmosphere stations. ICOS Finland studies the sinks and sources of greenhouse gases in typical boreal and subarctic ecosystems, focusing on coniferous forests and peatlands but also including the unique sites of a lake and an urban environment. Thus, ICOS Finland stations provide ICOS infrastructure with useful representation of boreal and subarctic Eurasian environments in a transition zone from a marine to a continental climate.

ICOS Finland provides the longest-running eddy covariance methane and carbon dioxide flux records from Siikaneva peatland and Kuivajärvi lake stations, respectively. The greenhouse gas data from Pallas has been distributed via Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) World Data Centre for decades to atmospheric scientists who use it in global climate studies.

ICOS Finland network is formed by University of Helsinki (coordination), Finnish Meteorological Institute and University of Eastern Finland. The ICOS Head Office, which coordinates the operations of the whole ICOS research infrastructure, is also located in Finland.

Finland Station Network

ICOS Finland stations in the map. Hover over the stations for more details.

Contact ICOS Finland

ICOS Finland Focal Point
Annalea Lohila, Associate Professor
Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR),
University of Helsinki and Finnish Meteorological Institute
Finland
contact-finland (at) lists.icos-ri.eu
+358 50 366 3242