The site was established in 1994 and is operated today by the group of Prof Janne Rinne at
The site has been used for studies of exchanges of greenhouse gases (CO2
), energy and water using micrometeorological methods (eddy covariance
Within ICOS is Norunda a combined atmosphere and ecosystem station.
The Norunda research station (60°05′N, 17°29′E, 46 m asl) is located
about 30 km north of Uppsala, i.e., in the southern part of the boreal forest
zone. The area is flat with small-scale variations in altitude (up to 10 m).
Clear cut in 2021
Beginning in 2021/2 the area ca 300 m around the main tower will be turned into a
clear cut as the trees reached the age of harvesting
long time ago. This gives a rather unique research opportunity in many aspects. We will
carry on with our measurements but we would also like to invite other
researchers to join us and carry out their own measurements during this
interesting transition period.
Time-line and area of the planned clear-cut. The orange dot
indicates the main tower.
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The Norunda team (from left to right):
station principal investigator
You are welcome!
ICOS Sweden invites other research groups to use the infrastructure.
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