Peat study samples

Summary of dataset content:Tutkituilta soilta otettuja turvenäytteitä laboratorioanalyysejä varten.
Original application:Determining the type of the investigated mire and its peat (mire type, peat types, peat resources, physical properties of peat, suitability for peat production, and usability for various purposes). The information has been published in municipality-specific peat survey reports that present general information about each mire studied and the applicability of these for e.g. energy, horticultural and environmental peat production, as well as for conservation purposes. Currently, the samples are used for climate change research and research on the carbon balance of mires as well as to develop peat products with a high processing rate.
Spatial data product related to the dataset:Peat resource accounting Investigated peatland areas
Analysis information for the dataset:Some analyses have been conducted on each sample stored, which have been saved in our database. Peat analysis data is subject to a fee.
Volume:Around 160,000
Resolution (sample density):Target scale
Geographic coverage:National
Sampling years (time reference):Ongoing since 1975
Physical form and storage conditions for the samples:The samples have been dried and packed in resealable bags (approximately 100 g per sample). Approximately 100 bags in plastic boxes.
Sample identification:Sample code (geologist, year, sequential number) and name of the mire
Resource address:Sampling points on the map:
Location of the dataset:Kuopio
Keywords:peat, mire, climate change, carbon balance, ash content, decomposition, energy peat, horticultural peat, site type
Historical information:,
Availability and terms of use / public availability restrictions:By separate agreement.
Responsible partyGeological Survey of Finland, geodata
Metadata date: 2020-01-17