Dinsmore, K.J. et al

Growing season methane and nitrous oxide static chamber fluxes from Sodankylä region, Northern Finland

This dataset contains calculated terrestrial fluxes of methane and nitrous oxide using static chambers from the Sodankylä region of Northern Finland across both forest and wetland ecosystems. Measurements were carried out during growing season 2012 in two measurement campaigns (Summer: 12th July - 2nd August; Autumn: 22nd September - 14th October) using 60 static chambers (21 within the forest and 39 within the wetland). Fluxes were measured on approximately 2 day intervals resulting in a total of 10 measurements for all chambers during the summer campaign, and 7 for the forest and 8 for the wetland chambers during the autumn campaign. In addition to fluxes, auxiliary measurements include soil temperature, water table depth (wetland only), soil moisture (forest only) and soil respiration.

The data was collected as part of the MAMM project (Methane and other greenhouse gases in the Arctic: Measurements, process studies and Modelling, http://arp.arctic.ac.uk/projects/) funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (grant NE/I029293/1) involving partners from CEH and the Finnish Meteorological Institute (Climate Change Research, FI-00101 Helsinki, Finland).

Publication date: 2017-07-26

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This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Dinsmore, K.J.; Drewer, J.; Levy, P.E.; George, C.; Lohila, A.; Aurela, M.; Leith, F.; Anderson, M.; Skiba, U.M. (2017). Growing season methane and nitrous oxide static chamber fluxes from Sodankylä region, Northern Finland. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/6b8501c8-3931-4c5e-8e1b-584a6ea0d233


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Study area
Temporal extent
2012-07-12    to    2012-10-14

Provenance & quality

Field measurements were carried out by Kerry Dinsmore, Julia Drewer, Ute Skiba or Fraser Leith. Analysis was carried out at CEH Edinburgh by the fore mentioned people and additionally by Margaret Anderson. The flux program was compiled by Peter Levy and run by Kerry Dinsmore. The samples were collected from 60 individual chambers over one field season. A detailed description of the datasets, including methodology and discussion of the findings can be found in the following peer-reviewed article: Dinsmore, K. J., Drewer, J., Levy, P. E., George, C., Lohila, A., Aurela, M., and Skiba, U.: Growing season CH4 and N2O fluxes from a sub-arctic landscape in northern Finland, Biogeosciences Discuss., doi:10.5194/bg-2016-238, in review, 2016.


Dinsmore, K. J., Drewer, J., Levy, P. E., George, C., Lohila, A., Aurela, M., & Skiba, U. M. (2017). Growing season CH4 and N2O fluxes from a subarctic landscape in northern Finland; from chamber to landscape scale. Biogeosciences, 14(4), 799–815. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-799-2017

Correspondence/contact details

Kerry Dinsmore
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bush Estate
EH26 0QB


Dinsmore, K.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Drewer, J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Levy, P.E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
George, C.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lohila, A.
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Aurela, M.
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Leith, F.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Anderson, M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Skiba, U.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
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UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment , Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere
Finland fluxes,  forest,  methane,  nitrous oxide,  Sodankylä wetland
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/I029293/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
20 May 2022 10:39