Janne Levula, Timo Vesala, Pasi Kolari, Petri Keronen ,Pasi Aalto, Heikki Laakso, Olli Peltola, Tuukka Petäjä
Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki
127m high tower for atmospheric and flux measurements, one 18 m tower for irradiation and flux measurements, another for tree physiology measurements and 35 m walk-up tower for aerosol measurements, several air conditioned buildings for the housing of analyzers
Easy access by a car, van or truck. Distance to the main road is 1.5 km and there is a road with high bearing capacity up to the tower.
Reliable 500 Mb/s fiber connection.
The nearest populated village, Korkeakoski, with approx. 1000 inhabitants, is 6 km to the south-east. The nearest town, Orivesi, with some 9000 inhabitants, is 18 km to the south. The closest, bigger city, Tampere, with 220 000 inhabitants, is 45 km to the south-west and is located upstream of the prevailing wind. There is sawmill industry in Korkeakoski (6.5 km to the south-east) which process about 0.8 Mm3 round wood annually. The site is occasionally affected by long-range transported pollution from Europe / Russia / wildfires.
Department of Physics P.O. Box 64 FI-00014 University of Helsinki
The station locates in clean remote environment inside the upland boreal forest with lakes and small wetlands within a few kilometers from the site. The station location is in a rolling ground with the altitudes ranging mainly between 140 and 180 m a.s.l. in the surrounding area. The monitoring station, where all ICOS related measurements are operated, is on the top of a small hill. The surrounding vegetation consists mainly of Scots pine and Norway spruce with undergrowth. The top of the tree canopy is at the height of about 19 m.
ACTRIS 2, ANAEE, EXPEER, INAR
SMEAR II-ICOS Hyytiälä
Received for 2010-2013
Provisional financial plan in discussion with funding ministries and science funding agency; feedback expected during spring 2013