Tarfala Data


Climate data for Tarfala Research Station is available from three sources: the station monitoring program, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, and research publications that use these data sources.

Monitoring data

Meteorological observations have been carried out in the Tarfala valley since the first glaciological field campaign in May 1946. Up until 1965 all measurements were manual and covered only the field (summer) seasons. From 1965 to 1987, automated data collection (chart recorders) were used. In 1987 the first digital logger based station was established which is still in operation.

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Annual data

Data files for a single year.

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Research data

Research data comprises data sets generated from Tarfala data in separate reseearch studies. These data sets have genereously been provided to the data base by the authors. For information on the data sets, please contact the authors.

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Data from Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)

In July 1995, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) installed an automatic weather station at Tarfala as part of their national network.

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Contrasting trends in floods for two sub-arctic catchments in northern Sweden — does glacier presence matter?
Dahlke H.E., Lyon S.W., Stedinger J.R., Rosqvist G., and Jansson P
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Vol 16, pp. 2123–2141 (2012). DOI:10.5194/hess-16-2123-2012
Air Temperature at Tarfala Research Station 1946–1995
Grudd H. and Schneider T
Geografiska Annaler. Series A, Physical Geography, Vol. 78, No. 2/3, Tarfala Research Station, 50 Years of Activity (1996), pp. 115–120.