Hydrometeorological monitoring

Updated 2013-01-26

Hydrometeorological monitoring program produces real time information on precipitation and snow water equivalent. Information is utilized in modeling and forecasting floods and snow load. As part of the program, information of evaporation is produced with WMO standards. The program is coordinated by Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). Finnish meteorological institute and Lapland regional centre for economic development, transport and the environment manage measurements and field work.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
Comments and additional information:

Project previously under name"Water Equivalent of Snow".

Time frame

Project time span
1911 -
Data collection
1693 -
Data processing
1693 -
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Johanna Korhonen
Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE).
+358 400 148541

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
Climate change effects
Climate change effects
Climate change effects
Climate change effects
Stations or areas where observations are made

a monitoring network throughout Lapland, including: Rovaniemi, Pekkala Kemijärvi, Halosenranta Savukoski, Ainijärvi Salla, Naruska Salla, Kelloselkä Kittilä, Hormakumpu Sodankylä, Unari Enontekiö, Hetta Kittilä, Pulju Rovaniemi, Olkkajärvi Raudanjoki IL/ Sodankylän observatorio Kittilä, Pokka Sodankylä, Vuotso Kolari, Kattilamaa Sieppijärvi Ylitornio, Haapakoski Ylitornio, Meltosjärvi Inari, Angeli, Utsjoki, Näätämö Inari, Nellim Inari, Repojoki, Inari, Kaamanen Värriö

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
Finnish Environment Institute Environmental Data System/ Hydrological database
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Kuusisto, E. (ed.) 2008. The water cycle - Hydrological service in Finland 1908–2008.
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.

-precipitation: Tretjakov precipitation gauge sampled daily. -165 snow water equivalent: snow transect (2-4 km) sampled every winter month. -evaporation: Class A evaporation container (WMO standard) sampled daily May-September

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

Finnish meteorological institute (Ilmatieteenlaitos). Lapland Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment

Other related projects

Hydrological monitoring

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