Oulanka, EMEP station, Northern Finland

Updated 2013-01-26

Monitoring of air quality and deposition.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1989 -
Data collection
1989 -
Data processing
1989 -
Data reporting
1989 -

Contact information

Contact person
Jussi Paatero
Finnish Meteorological Institute Sahaajankatu 20 E FIN-00810 Helsinki Finland
+358500 441560

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.

Heavy metals: Bulk sampling of precipitation monthly. As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, V, Zn Acidifying compounds: Daily sampling of precipitation for major ions. Conductivity, pH, Cl, NO3, SO4, Mg, Ca, NH4, Na, K Daily filter sampling for sulphate, sulphur dioxide, nitrate+nitric acid and ammonium+ammonia in air. Continuous monitoring of SO2, NO2, O3


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

Oulanka 66 deg. 19 min. N, 29 deg. 24 min. E, 310 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 (FMI). Acidifying compounds: Bulk precipitation samples for major ions. Filter sampling for sulphate, sulphur dioxide, nitrate+nitric acid, ammonium+ammonia. 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?


Other related projects

Pallas, AMAP station, Northern Finland Pallas-Sodankylä, GAW station, Northern Finland National deposition monitoring, Northern Finland

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