Abisko-Stordalen has a long lasting history of climate and
vegetation research going back to the 1970s.
The Abisko area is located on 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 hosts an ICOS ecosystem station.
The Abisko-Stordalen measurement site (68°21′N,
19°03′E, 360 m asl) is located within the sporadic
permafrost zone, adjacent to lake Torneträsk.
A large portion of the mire consists of a slightly
elevated drained area, altered by wetter depressions,
which are not underplayed by permafrost.
Abisko-Stordalen site is operated by the
Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
Abisko Scientific Research Station.
The station principal investigators are
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