A type of mire (or boggy wetland) complex found in boreal and alpine regions. Palsas are peatPeat is a soil type formed from slowly decomposing vegetation. It is found in wet areas where the lack of oxygen slows the breakdown of plant matter. Peatlands are areas... More mounds, sometimes containing permafrostPermafrost is frozen ground that remains at or below zero degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) for two or more years. It forms in regions where the mean annual temperature is... More. The palsas are usually 2-4 metres high, palsas up to 7 metres high have been found in Finland and Sweden.
> Kevo Subarctic Research StationField Sites
STATION NAME AND OWNER The Kevo SubarcticThe area immediately south of the Arctic circleA line of latitude currently at 66° 33? 44? (66.5622°) north of the Equator. It is the southern limit of the region of the Earth that experiences the 'midnight sun'.... More. Generally, subarcticThe area immediately south of the Arctic circle. Generally, subarctic regions fall between 50°N and 70°N latitude, depending on local climate. In other words, the subarctic is the region between the... More regions fall between 50°N and 70°N latitude, depending on local …> Read more
> Numto Park StationField Sites
Collaborator in the project until spring 2022 STATION NAME AND OWNER The Numto Park Station belongs to the UNESCO Chair on Environmental Dynamics and ClimateThe average weather we would expect over a long period of time (seasons, years, decades). Climate varies from place-to-place across the Earth. Climate is determined by long-term (over at least... More …> Read more
PeatPeat is a soil type formed from slowly decomposing vegetation. It is found in wet areas where the lack of oxygen slows the breakdown of …> Read more