Abisko Scientific Research Station (LTER) - Sweden

Basic Information

Site Name: 

Abisko Scientific Research Station (LTER)

Site Code: 

LTER_EU_SE_010

Country (Site Location): 

Sweden

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General Site Description: 

The Abisko Scientific Research Station – ANS - is a unique, long-established, modern and comprehensive infrastructure situated in a wilderness about 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. It has facilities of an international standard that support a range of research from observation and monitoring to high tech experimentation within a range of terrestrial and freshwater environments. This unique European environment is characterised by high variability of topography, geomorphology, geology, climate and biocomplextity represented by a range of landscape types, from lowland coniferous forests to ecosystems adjacent to permanent snow and ice on mountain tops.

UUID: 

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Site Status: 

existing

Year Established: 

1913

Size : 

55.00ha

Purpose of Site : 

Investigations within many areas of biosciences and geosciences are carried out at the station. The emphasis of staff research is on plant ecology, geomorphology and meteorology. The main objectives of the ecological projects are to study the dynamics of plant populations and to identify the controlling factors at their latitudinal and altitudinal limits. The meteorological projects deal with recent climate changes in the region, and also with local variations of the microclimate in subalpine and alpine ecosystems.

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Geographic

Coordinates: 

Latitude: 68.348300000000
Longitude: 18.816700000000