Finokalia Atmospheric Observatory - Greece

Basic Information
Site Name
Finokalia Atmospheric Observatory
Short name
Finokalia
Country
Greece
Site Manager
Site Description
FKL is the atmospheric research station of the Environmental Chemical Processes Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete. The station is situated at Finokalia (35°20'N, 25°40'E ) on the north coast of Crete. The nearest large urban centre is Heraklion with 150000 inhabitants located 70 km west of Finokalia. The station is located at the top of a hilly elevation (250 m asl) facing the sea within a sector 270° to 90°. No significant human activities occur at a distance shorter than 15 km within the above mentioned sector. The area is characterized by the existence of two well-distinguished seasons: the dry season (from April to September) mainly characterised by increased levels of pollution and biomass burning events and the wet season (from October to April). Important transport from Sahara (S/SW winds; occurrence up to 20%) takes place during the intermediate season (spring and autumn).
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2021-02-23 09:02:00

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1993
Observed properties
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Geographic
Size
1.00ha
Elevation (average)
250.00msl
Elevation (min)
250.00msl
Elevation (max)
250.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
ICOSThe affiliation of this site with "ICOS" is not verified.
LTER Greece (LTER_EU_GR_006)This site is a verified "LTER Greece" member.
ACTRISThe affiliation of this site with "ACTRIS" is not verified.
European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP)The affiliation of this site with "European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP)" is not verified.
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