National deposition monitoring, Northern Finland

Updated 2013-01-26

Monitoring of direct deposition. Project is run by Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1972 -
Data collection
1972 -
Data processing
1972 -
Data reporting
1972 -

Contact information

Contact person
Tuija Ruoho-Arola Ruoho-Arola
Finnish Meteorological Institute Sahaajankatu 20 E FIN-00810 Helsinki Finland
+35891929 3147

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Acidification parameters
Heavy metals
Other metals/elements
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

- Bulk sampling of precipitation monthly. - Major ions: Cl, NO3, SO4, Mg, Ca, NH4, Na, K, conductivity, pH - Heavy metals (only at Kevo): As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, V, Zn


Regions studied
Atmospheric TDC
Atmospheric TDC
Atmospheric TDC
Atmospheric TDC
Atmospheric TDC
Stations or areas where observations are made

Kevo 69 deg. 45 min. N, 27 deg. 01 min. E, 107 m a.s.l. Värriö 67 deg. 45 min. N, 29 deg. 37 min. E, 375 m a.s.l. Sodankylä 67 deg. 22 min. N, 26 deg. 39 min. E, 180 m a.s.l.

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
Data centres
Atmospheric TDC
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
The yearbook of the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Air Quality Research, e.g. Leinonen, L. 2000. Ilmanlaatumittauksia - Air Quality Measurements 1999. Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki. 254 p. EMEP Reports AMAP Reports
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Heavy metals: Bulk samples of precipitation. Analysis: ICP-MS. Laboratory: Finnish Meteorological Institute. Acidifying compounds: Bulk precipitation samples for major ions. The methods are from the EMEP manual. Laboratory: Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).

QA/QC Information (what QA/QC procedures are implemented, laboratories involvment in QA/QC activities, model verification/validation routines, etc.)

The laboratory of FMI is accredited for analysis of heavy metals and major ions.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

EMEP UN ECE Integrated monitoring

Other related projects

Oulanka, EMEP station, Northern Finland Pallas, AMAP station, Northern Finland Pallas-Sodankylä, GAW station, Northern Finland

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