April Data in Focus: Wind speed over the mire Mycklemossen at Skogaryd Research Catchment

03 April 2023

The SITES 2023 Calendar theme is “Data in Focus”. The openly available data produced within SITES and stored on the SITES Data Portal is the “golden thread” of the infrastructure, allowing users access to ecosystem data that covers diverse habitats and climate zones across geographical gradients in Sweden. Each month follow along as we highlight a unique SITES dataset.  

At Skogaryd Research Catchment, the mire Mycklemossen is equipped with an automatic weather station, which provides high-frequency meteorological data. This includes air temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind speed and direction, incoming and outgoing shortwave radiation, incoming and outgoing longwave radiation, net radiation, albedo and precipitation. Below the mast, snow and water depth as well as soil temperature and soil heat flux is measured. In addition to SITES, ICOS-Sweden and other research projects include greenhouse gas flux measurements, stream flow and chemical analyses at the mire Mycklemossen, making it one of a few mire sites where data can be combined to determine the Net Ecosystem Carbon Balance.

Link to Data: https://meta.fieldsites.se/objects/rHd5M1DWZcGtyM8XWS_fqsmJ

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Photo: Holger Villwock, Graphic: Roberto Lo Monaco

The graph shows sub-hourly (30 mins) wind speed measured 2.2 m above the mire Mycklemossen over the year in 2021. The photo shows Mycklemossen, a pristine poor fen mire with bog characteristics and having shrub encroachment.