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Seasonal thawing of palsas in Finnish Lapland, Version 1

This study investigates the thickness of the active
layer of palsas in northernmost Finland and temporal, local, and
regional differences in the thawing of palsas there. (Seppala
1983). Probes of frost depth were made over a 9-year period, a
total of 185 measurements in 17 palsa bogs at sites ranging from
50 - 490 m in altitude. Thermal gradients were also measured ;
weather observations were taken at two sites.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 70, S: 68, E: 28, W: 21

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1972 to 31 December 1982
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Outgoing Longwave Radiation
  • Soils > Soil Temperature
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Solar Radiation
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric Pressure > Surface Pressure
  • Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s): Not specified
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Matti Seppala

Data Citation

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2003. Seasonal thawing of palsas in Finnish Lapland, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. [Date Accessed].
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