Interannual variability and trends in winter weather and snow conditions in Finnish Lapland

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Merkouriadi , I , Leppäranta , M & Järvinen , O 2017 , ' Interannual variability and trends in winter weather and snow conditions in Finnish Lapland ' Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences , vol. 66 , no. 1 , pp. 47-57 . DOI: 10.3176/earth.2017.03

Title: Interannual variability and trends in winter weather and snow conditions in Finnish Lapland
Author: Merkouriadi, Ioanna; Leppäranta, Matti; Järvinen, Onni
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research
University of Helsinki, Department of Physics (-2009)
Date: 2017
Language: eng
Number of pages: 11
Belongs to series: Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences
ISSN: 1736-4728
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/179112
Abstract: The interannual variability of the air temperature, precipitation and snow conditions were examined in the Finnish Arctic region based on data from the period 1946-2012. The purpose of this work was to describe the climatology of the region and to examine long-term variations in the climatic parameters. This information is essential for both environmental and socioeconomic aspects of the Finnish Arctic region. The air temperature, precipitation and snow depth records from nine weather stations were analysed in order to study the evolution of the winter duration (sub-zero temperature days), precipitation, snow cover duration and snow depth. The climatological description was based on the most recent 30-year period record available (1982-2011). Since 1946, air temperature has increased significantly by 0.4 degrees C/decade. Significant precipitation trends reached up to 35 mm/decade. For the most part there were no significant trends in snow depth and snow cover duration.
Subject: snow
air temperature
precipitation
climate
Finland
Lapland
meteorological stations
CLIMATE-CHANGE
TOURISM SECTOR
COVER
REINDEER
FINLAND
EXTENT
VEGETATION
MODELS
SYSTEM
IMPACT
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