In the last days of September 2020, a field mission to Abisko Scientific Research Station has been done in order to connect with the swedish partners of HiPerBorea. The catchments of the Miellajokka and of the Stordalen rivers has been visited under the guidance of Reiner Giesler, and the modelling tasks to be done for these experimental watersheds have been planed. Interesting discussions and great memories!
The two considered catchments are contiguous, lying in a sub-arctic climate, discontinuous permafrost region. Miellajokka catchment is a more montainous catchment, while Stordalen encompasses a large lowland area with peatland and lakes in its northern parts.
Please find below the locations and some photographies of these two watersheds.