Photo: Anna-Karin Landin

Data from Abisko Scientific Research Station

At Abisko Scientific Research Station, environmental measurements have been conducted since 1913. Data are also continuously collected in the surrounding environment, including at our field huts. Below, you can access our open data via links to databases or via the specified contact address.

Weather data

At the meteorological observatory at Abisko Scientific Research Station, we have conducted measurements since 1913. Currently, we measure air temperature, precipitation, soil temperature, air pressure, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, snow depth, sun hours, solar radiation, longwave radiation, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), and the ice thickness on Lake Torneträsk.

To get access to the station’s meteorological data (free of charge) or precipitation chemistry data (part of the precipitation chemistry network, IVL), please contact

Data sets

Abisko Scientific Research Station
Abisko Scientific Research Station. Photo: Niklas Rakos.
Niklas Rakos collects water samples from Miellejohka
Niklas Rakos collects water samples from Miellejohka. Photo: Anna-Karin Landin.

Miellejohka – Abisko

Miellejohka is a mountain stream that runs from Lapporten (Lake Čuonzájávri, 950 m above sea level) to Lake Torneträsk (341 m above sea level). Miellejohka is a part of the SITES environmental monitoring programme.

Measuring station on the mountain Nuolja in Abisko
Measuring station on the mountain Nuolja in Abisko. Photo: Gabriella Wagström.

Nuolja – Abisko

Nuolja is a mountain west of Abisko, peak elevation 1169 m above sea level. The meteorological station is located at the tree line.

The field cabin and the weather station in Latnjajaure
The field cabin and the weather station in Latnjajaure. Photo: Niklas Rakos.

Latnjajaure – Abisko

Latnjajaure is an alpine site, located west of Abisko, 992 m above sea level. The place can be reached by helicopter all year round, in summer on foot and in winter by snowmobile via Låktatjåkka.

Erik Lundin takes a water sample in Almbergasjön
Erik Lundin takes a water sample in Almbergasjön. Photo: Niklas Rakos.

Almbergasjön – Abisko

Almbergasjön is a lake located approximately 14 km east of Abisko, 380 m above sea level. Almbergasjön is a part of the SITES environmental monitoring programme. Here, we monitor chemical and physical parameters in the lake as well as complementary meteorological data.

Contact to get access to data from Almbergasjön.

The ICOS station in Stordalen
The ICOS station in Stordalen. Photo: Anna-Karin Landin

Stordalen – Abisko

Stordalen is a mire located 10 km east of Abisko. The mire consists of sporadic permafrost palsas, bog areas, fens and lakes. Stordalen is classified as a nature reserve and is frequently used for research activities. Stordalen is a part of ICOS and SITES environmental monitoring programmes.

Interactive map of monitoring sites in Abisko


SITES (Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science) is a national infrastructure for terrestrial and limnological field research. SITES aims to promote high-quality research through long-term field measurements and field experiments and by making data available.

The core of SITES is nine field research stations that represent a variety of Swedish climate zones and ecosystems, including agricultural land, forests, wetlands, lakes and streams. SITES aims to offer researchers, regardless of institution, well-functioning infrastructures for field research. SITES also runs several long-term data collection programmes that provide researchers with contextual data.

About ICOS

The Integrated Carbon Observation System, ICOS provides standardised and open data from more than 140 measurement stations across 13 European countries. The stations observe greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere as well as carbon fluxes between the atmosphere, the land surface and the oceans. Thus, ICOS is rooted in three domains: Atmosphere, Ecosystem and Ocean.

How to cite data from ICOS Sweden

Data from ICOS Sweden stations are open under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License following the FAIR principles. We thus require a proper reference and citation of the ICOS data, using the exact citation (including the provided doi or pid) as provided by ICOS. If the main content of a scientific paper is based on data from ICOS Sweden stations, please, acknowledge the Swedish Research Council (SRC) who co-finances ICOS Sweden under the grant number 2019-00205 .

If using data from Abisko-Stordalen, please, acknowledge additionally the Abisko Scientific Research station (ANS).

We kindly ask you to inform the data providers, traceable through the metadata connected to the provided DOI or PID, when the data are used for publication(s), and to offer them the possibility to comment and/or offer them co-authorship or acknowledgement in the publication when this is justified by the added value of the data for your results.