Optical laboratory facilities at the Finnish Meteorological Institute – Arctic Research Centre
- 1Finnish Meteorological Institute – Arctic Research Centre, Tähteläntie 62, 99600 Sodankylä, Finland
- 2Finnish Meteorological Institute, Observation Services, Helsinki, Finland
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.