Field mission in Abisko, Northern Sweden

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.

Location and map of the Miellajokka catchment, from Lyon et al., 2018 (Steve W. Lyon, Stefan W. Ploum, Ype van der Velde, Gerard Rocher-Ros, Carl-Magnus Mörth & Reiner Giesler (2018) Lessons learned from monitoring the stable water isotopic variability in precipitation and streamflow across a snow-dominated subarctic catchment, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 50:1, e1454778, DOI: 10.1080/15230430.2018.1454778).

Miellajokka catchment
Miellajokka catchment
Location and land cover of the Stordalen catchment, from Lundin et al., 2016 (Lundin, E. J., J. Klaminder, R. Giesler, A. Persson, D. Olefeldt, M. Heliasz, T. R. Christensen, and J. Karlsson (2016), Is the subarctic landscape still a carbon sink? Evidence from a detailed catchment balance, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 1988–1995, doi:10.1002/2015GL066970).
Stordalen catchment
Stordalen catchment

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