Tarfala research station

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Tarfala research station

The Tarfala research station (Swedish: Tarfala forskningstation) is a field station of Stockholm University. It specializes in glacial and climatological research. The station lies in the Tarfala Valley in northern Sweden, at an elevation of 1,135 meters.[1] Regular glaciological measurements were started in 1946.[2] The Tarfala valley is sometimes hit by katabatic winds, which can generate very high wind speeds. The Swedish record of measured wind speed is from Tarfala research station with 81 m/s (157 kn, 290 km/h, 180 mph) on 20 December 1992.

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  1. ^ Holmlund, Per (15 January 2007). "Tarfala in numbers". Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Hagström, Mirja D (10 December 2008). "A Brief Tarfala Chronology". Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 


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Coordinates: 67°54′40″N 18°36′40″E / 67.91111°N 18.61111°E / 67.91111; 18.61111