Abisko Scientific Research Station (ANS) (ANS)

Updated 2012-07-18

Investigations within many areas of biosciences and geosciences are carried out at the station. The emphasis of staff research is on plant ecology and meteorology. The main objectives of the ecological projects are to study the dynamics of plant populations and to identify the controlling factors at their latitudinal and altitudinal limits. The meteorological projects deal with recent climate changes in the region, and also with local variations of the microclimate in subalpine and alpine ecosystems.

Time frame

Project time span
1903 -
Data collection
1903 -
Data processing
1903 -
Data reporting
1903 -

Contact information

Contact person
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Christer Jonasson


Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
Stations or areas where observations are made

Abisko Scientific Research Station (ANS)

Data availability

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.

14C/CO2, Active permafrost layer, Air pressure, Bird ringing, Breeding bird census, Cloud cover, Dry deposition, Geomagnetism, Global radiation, Groundwater chemistry, Groundwater level, Hymenoptera and Diptera, Ice freeze and break up, Ice thickness, Insects, Longwave radiation, Northern light, PAR, Phenology, Phenology of birch, Phenology of mire species, Polar stratospheric clouds, Pollen, Precipitation, Reindeers, Relative humidity, Air, Rough-Legged Buzzard, Small mammals, Snow cover, Snow depth (single point), Snow depth (snow base), Snow profile/structure, Starlings, Summer bird monitoring, Sunshine hours, Temperature, Air, Temperature, Air; Max, Temperature, Air; Min, Temperature, Soil, UV-A, UV-A, UV-B, PAR, UV-B, Water chemistry Abiskojokk, Water level Abiskojokk, Water level Kärkejokk, Water level Torneträsk, Wet deposition, Wind direction, Wind speed, Winter bird monitoring

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM), Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (Polar.se), Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)

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