1Finnish Meteorological Institute – Arctic Research Centre, Tähteläntie 62, 99600 Sodankylä, Finland
2Finnish Meteorological Institute, Observation Services, Helsinki, Finland
Received: 08 Dec 2015 – Discussion started: 18 Jan 2016
Abstract. This paper describes the laboratory facilities at the Finnish Meteorological Institute – Arctic Research Centre (FMI-ARC, http://fmiarc.fmi.fi). They comprise an optical laboratory, a facility for biological studies, and an office. A dark room has been built, in which an optical table and a fixed lamp test system are set up, and the electronics allow high-precision adjustment of the current. The Brewer spectroradiometer, NILU-UV multifilter radiometer, and Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD) spectroradiometer of the FMI-ARC are regularly calibrated or checked for stability in the laboratory. The facilities are ideal for responding to the needs of international multidisciplinary research, giving the possibility to calibrate and characterize the research instruments as well as handle and store samples.
Revised: 20 May 2016 – Accepted: 23 May 2016 – Published: 25 Jul 2016
Lakkala, K., Suokanerva, H., Karhu, J. M., Aarva, A., Poikonen, A., Karppinen, T., Ahponen, M., Hannula, H.-R., Kontu, A., and Kyrö, E.: Optical laboratory facilities at the Finnish Meteorological Institute – Arctic Research Centre, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 315-320, doi:10.5194/gi-5-315-2016, 2016.