SITES Water under ice

No, this isn´t a blurry picture! Up in the north in the research area around the SITES station in Abisko lakes are frozen by now. One of the station´s research engineers, Niklas Rakos, took the opportunity of perfect ice skating conditions to visit Almbergasjön during the weekend. The picture shows the SITES Water profile installation under ice. It measures conductivity, water temperature and dissolved oxygen. The winter installation overlaps with the floating platform measurements during open water season to guarantee continuous time series measurements throughout the year.

Photographer: Niklas Rakos




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