Oulanka Research Station (Oulanka LTER) - Finland

Basic Information
Site Name
Oulanka Research Station (Oulanka LTER)
Short name
Oulanka LTER
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Site Description
Oulanka Research Station is part of the Infrastructure Platform and is situated in Kuusamo as a regional unit of the University of Oulu. The station is located in the Oulanka river valley within the Oulanka National Park (66°22'N, 29°19'E). The area lies within the boreal coniferous forest-zone (Taiga), where Norway spruce and Scots pine prevail. In the Oulanka river valley there are, also many alluvial meadows, stream mouths and crags supporting luxurious plant communities. The bedrock is calcium-rich in places. Bogs, fens and marshes as well as numerous springs, ponds and lakes, brooks and rivers characterize the landscapes. All these factors together create a diverse and exceptional rich environment with rich flora and fauna.In terms of temperature Oulanka has a continental climate. The coldest and warmest ever measured temperatures are -48.0°C and 32.1°C. The difference between the mean temperature of coldest (January, -15°C) and the warmest (July, 15°C) month is 30°C. The mean temperature for the whole year is c. -0.5°C (1967-2009).
Last modified
2023-07-11 01:07:23


General Characteristics and Status
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Affiliation and Network Specific Information
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
ICP ForestsThe affiliation of this site with "ICP Forests" is not verified.
SCANNETThe affiliation of this site with "SCANNET" is not verified.
ICOS (http://meta.icos-cp.eu/resources/stations/ES_FI-Ouk)The affiliation of this site with "ICOS" is not verified.
European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP)The affiliation of this site with "European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP)" is not verified.
LTER Finland (LTER_EU_FI_018)This site is a verified "LTER Finland" member.
INTERACT (https://eu-interact.org/field-sites/oulanka-research-station/)This site is a verified "INTERACT" member.
AnaEEThe affiliation of this site with "AnaEE" is not verified.
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Latitude: 66.3667 Longitude: 29.3167

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