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Arctic Datasets as Part af PEEX International Collaboration

Nuria Altimir1, Alexander Mahura1, Tuukka Petäjä1, Hanna K Lappalainen1, Alla Borisova1, Iryna Bashmakova1, Steffen Noe2, Ella-Maria Duplissy1, Päivi Haapanala1, Jaana Bäck1, Fidel Pankratov3, Vladimir Schevchenko4, Pavel Konstantinov5, Mikhail Vaventsov5, Sergey Chalov5, Alexander Baklanov6,7, Igor Ezau8, Sergei Zilitinkevich1,9, Markku Kulmala1, and the SMEAR Measurement Concept*
Nuria Altimir et al.
  • 1Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), Faculty of Science, Physics / University of Helsinki (UHEL)
  • 2Estonian University of Life Sciences (EULS), Tartu, Estonia
  • 3Kola Science Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences (KSC RAS), Apatity, Russia
  • 4P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences (SIO RAS), Moscow, Russia
  • 5Moscow State University (MSU), Moscow, Russia
  • 6World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, Switzerland
  • 7University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 8Nansen Environmental & Remote Sensing Centre (NERSC), Bergen, Norway
  • 9Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Helsinki, Finland
  • *A full list of authors appears at the end of the abstract


Arctic datasets, research infrastructures, in-situ observations, PEEX e-Catalogue, INTAROS, iCUPE



The INAR is leading the Pan-Eurasian EXperiment (PEEX; initiative. The PEEX Research Infrastructure’s has 3 components: observation, data and modelling. Observations networks produce large volumes of raw data to be pre/processed/analysed and delivered in a form of datasets (or products) to research and stakeholders/end-users communities. Here, steps taken are discussed and include an overview (as PEEX-e-Catalogue) of measurement capacity of exiting stations and linkages to INTAROS ( and iCUPE (


In-Situ Atmospheric-Ecosystem Collaborating Stations

Although more than 200 stations are presented in the PEEX regions of interest, but so far only about 60+ Russian stations have metadata information available. The station metadata enables to categorize stations in a systematic manner and to connect them to international observation networks, such as WMO-GAWP, CERN and perform standardization of data formats. As part of the INAR activities with Russian partners, an e-catalogue was published as a living document (to be updated as new stations will joinin the PEEX network). This catalogue ( introduces information on measurements and contacts of the Russian stations in the collaboration network, and promotes research collaboration and stations as partners of the collaboration network and to give wider visibility to the stations activities.


Integrated Arctic Observation System (INTAROS)

For Arctic region, 11 stations were selected for the Atmospheric, Terrestrial and Cryospheric parts/themes. The updated metadata were obtained for these measurement stations located within the Russian Arctic territories. Metadata include basic information, physico-geographical and infrastructure description of the sites and details on atmosphere and ecosystem (soils–forest–lakes–urban–peatland–tundra) measurements. Measurements at these sites represent more local conditions of immediate surrounding environment and datasets (as time-series) are available under request. For SMEAR-I (Station for Measuring Atmosphere-Ecosystem Relations) station included in the INTAROS web-based catalogue (, the measurement programme includes meteorological (wind speed and direction, air temperature and relative humidity), radiation (global, reflected, net), chemistry/aerosols (CO2, SO2, O3, NOx, etc.); ecosystem, photosynthesis, irradiance related measurements.


Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments (iCUPE)

More than 20 open access datasets as products for researchers, decision- and policy makers, stakeholders and end-users communities are produced. A list of expected datasets is presented at These datasets are promoted to larger science and public communities through so-called “teasers” ( For the Russian Arctic regions, these also include those from the iCUPE Russian collaborators: atmospheric mercury measurements at Amderma station; elemental and organic carbon over the north-western coast of the Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea; micro-climatic features and Urban Heat Island intensity in cities of Arctic region; and others. Delivered datasets ( are directly linked (and downloadable) at website, and corresponding Read-Me files are available with detailed description and metadata information included. Selected datasets are also to be tested for pre/post-processing/analysis on several cloud-based online platforms.

SMEAR Measurement Concept:

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How to cite: Altimir, N., Mahura, A., Petäjä, T., Lappalainen, H. K., Borisova, A., Bashmakova, I., Noe, S., Duplissy, E.-M., Haapanala, P., Bäck, J., Pankratov, F., Schevchenko, V., Konstantinov, P., Vaventsov, M., Chalov, S., Baklanov, A., Ezau, I., Zilitinkevich, S., and Kulmala, M. and the SMEAR Measurement Concept: Arctic Datasets as Part af PEEX International Collaboration, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-13244,, 2020

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