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Finokalia Station

Description The Finokalia environmental research station of the University of Crete (UoC) is located at a remote coastal site in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and on the northeastern coast of the island of Crete, Greece (35o 20'N, 25o 40'E ). The station lies on the top of a steep hill (250 m asl) by the coastline, facing the sea within the sector 270o to 90o. The nearest urban center is Heraklion with 150 000 inhabitants, 50 km west of Finokalia, and no significant human activities take place at a distance shorter than 15km. The surroundings of the station are mainly covered with phrygana flora and few olive trees. The area is characterized by the existence of two well-distinguished seasons equally distributed throughout the year, the dry season (from April to September) and the wet season (from October to April). Due to its unique location it is considered representative for the regional background conditions of Eastern Mediterranean. The station is operated by the Environmental Chemical Processes Laboratory (ECPL) of UoC. Access to the station is free and it is possible on the basis of collaborative action between ECPL and interested groups. The station is part of the ACTRIS Network and reports to the EMEP database.
URL http://finokalia.chemistry.uoc.gr/
Status Operational since 1993
Scientific Domains Environmental Sciences
RI Categorization Atmospheric Measurement Facilities
Location Finokalia, 72400, Lassithi, Greece
MERIL URL http://portal.meril.eu/meril/view/facilitys/15182