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Kilpisjärvi Biological Station
Käsivarrentie 14622
FIN-99490 Kilpisjärvi
phone +358-294140340
bio-kilpis (at)

Office in Helsinki:
Kilpisjärvi Biological Station/
Antero Järvinen
P.O. Box 17 (Arkadiankatu 7)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
puh.+ 358-( 0)40-5034473
antero.jarvinen (at)

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Climate statistics

Biological Station has compiled some climate statistics of Kilpisjärvi area between 1952-2011. Data is based on measurements of Finnish Meteorological Institute and observations on Lake Kilpisjärvi ice by Finnish Environmental Institute.


Yearly mean temperature 1952-2012
Monthly mean temperature 1952-2012
Length of growing season and effective temperature sum 1959-2012
Onset and ending of growing season 1959-2012
Variation of temperature sum of the long-term mean
Temperature sum and precipitation during growing season 1959-2012


Yearly precipitation 1952-2012
Monthly mean precipitation 1952-2012
Mean number of rainy days 1952-2012


Mean monthly snow depth 1952-2012
Yearly length off snow cover 1953-2012


Freeze-up and thawing of Lake Kilpisjärvi

Freeze-up of Lake Kilpisjärvi 1953-2012

Monthly mean ice thickness 1964-2011

Thawing of Lake Kilpisjärvi 1953-2012

Length of ice season of Lake Kilpisjärvi 1953-2012