Abisko-Stordalen Palsa Bog

The Abisko-Stordalen Palsa Bog station (with ICOS code SE-Sto) is located 10 Km east of the town of Abisko in the 1100 Ha nature reserve of Stordalen. The area is located at the 0°C isotherm which causes the permafrost in the mire to be of sporadic and of very dynamic nature. As a result of recent years warming in the area permafrost has been observed to degrade in many parts of the mires. The site is a mixed palsa-mire underlayed by sporadic permafrost under rapid degradation. Vegetation in the mire consists of sedges and sphagnum mosses in the wet parts and lichens and dwarf birch in more elevated parts of the mire.
-0.1 °C
332.0 mm


Funder Award number Award Start date End date Comment
Swedish Research Council 2015-06020 National Research Infrastructure ICOS Sweden 2016-04-01 2020-12-31 co-financed by Lund University, Gothenburg University, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, SLU, Stockholm University and Uppsala University
Swedish Research Council 2019-00205 National Research Infrastructure ICOS Sweden 2021-01-01 2024-12-31 co-financed by Lund University, SLU, Gothenburg University, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, Uppsala University and SMHI

Current staff

Name Role (ICOS vocabulary) Start date
Patrick Crill Researcher 2021-07-15
Håkan Grudd Researcher 2021-07-15
Jutta Holst Data Manager 2017-03-07
Annika Kristoffersson Engineer 2021-07-15
Erik Lundin Principal Investigator 2021-01-01
Alexander Meire Administrator 2021-07-15
Meelis Mölder Researcher 2017-03-07
Niklas Rakos Researcher 2017-03-07

Former staff

Name Role (ICOS vocabulary) Start date End date
Patrick Crill Researcher 2017-03-07 2021-07-15
Dagmar Egelkraut Researcher 2018-06-01 2018-12-31
Maj-Lena Linderson Researcher 2017-01-01 2020-12-31
Erik Lundin Researcher 2018-03-01 2020-12-31
Alexander Meire Researcher 2019-04-09 2021-07-15
Alexander Meire Engineer 2019-04-09 2021-07-14
Janne Rinne Principal Investigator 2017-10-11 2020-12-31
Janne Rinne Researcher 2021-01-01 2021-06-30


68.35594, 19.045208
351 m
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