The Sodankyla station (ICOS code FI-Sod) is situated at the Arctic Research Centre of the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Northern Finland, 7 km south of the town of Sodankyla and 100 km north of the Arctic Circle. The area within a 1.5-km radius around the FI-Sod tower is flat, the elevation is 180 m above sea level. The measurements are conducted in a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) forest which has been naturally regenerated after forest fires; the trees are typically 60-100 years old with individual older trees. The sparse ground vegetation consists of lichens (73%), mosses (12%) and ericaceous shrubs (15%), the ground is normally covered by snow from October to mid-May, and the uppermost soil layers are frozen during the wintertime.
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Current staff

Name Role (ICOS vocabulary) Start date
Hermanni Aaltonen Researcher 2023-10-02
Mika Aurela Principal Investigator 2017-05-30
Juha Hatakka Data Manager 2017-05-30
Annalea Lohila Researcher 2017-05-30
Timo Mäkelä Engineer 2017-05-30
Milja Männikkö Researcher 2022-01-01
Juuso Rainne Engineer 2017-05-30
Sami Suopajärvi Engineer 2022-01-01
Juha-Pekka Tuovinen Researcher 2017-05-30
Samu Varjonen Data Manager 2023-02-01

Former staff

Name Role (ICOS vocabulary) Start date End date
Tuomas Laurila Researcher 2017-05-30 2023-10-01


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