WMO-CIMO Testbed Sodankylä (Finland)

WMO-CIMO Testbed for Cryosphere and Precipitation (Sodankylä, Finland)

General Site Information

The testbed is an observatory affiliated to the Arctic Space Centre at Sodankylä (FMI-ASC). FMI-ASC has an exceptionally versatile monitoring program and consequently participates in many observational networks including:
• WMO coordinated GAW (Global Atmospheric Watch)
• GCW (Global Cryosphere Watch)
• GRUAN (Global Reference Upper Air Network)
• SYNOP (surface synoptic observations) and radio/ozone sonde networks
• NDACC (Network for Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change)
• TCCON (Total Carbon Column Observing Network)
• SPICE (WMO Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment)

FMI-ASC has a long history for accepting visiting instruments and has decades of experience of hosting the arctic campaigns especially in the frame of EU, ESA and EUMETSAT projects. At present, FMI-ASC executes ground-based observation program serving:
• Operational weather forecasting
• Atmospheric research
• Internationally competitive arctic global change research programme
• Competent technical development and supportive functions
• Satellite data receiving, processing and archiving functions.

Testbed location: 67.36380° N; 26.63040° E
Climate Type: Dfc (continental subarctic climate)
Contact person: Mr Timo Ryyppö
Email: timo.ryyppo@fmi.fi

Finnish Meteorological Institute
Arctic Space Centre, Tähteläntie 62, 99600 Sodankylä, Finland

Tel: +358-50-5737-009
Website: http://fmiarc.fmi.fi
Further Information
Biennial Reports
Biennial Report - 2020