A type of mire (or boggy wetland) complex found in boreal and alpine regions. Palsas are peat mounds, sometimes containing permafrost. The palsas are usually 2-4 metres high, palsas up to 7 metres high have been found in Finland and Sweden.

  • > Kevo Subarctic Research Station

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    STATION NAME AND OWNER The Kevo SubarcticThe area immediately south of the Arctic circle. Generally, subarctic regions fall between 50°N and 70°N latitude, depending on local

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  • > Numto Park Station

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    STATION NAME AND OWNER The Numto Park Station belongs to the UNESCO Chair on Environmental Dynamics and Climate ChangeAccording to the United Nations Framework Convention

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  • > Peat

    Glossary

    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

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