Mukhrino Field Station has a two-storey wooden house with study/laboratory rooms, beds for 20 persons, a simple dining room with a kitchen, and a Russian sauna.

Mukhrino buildings infrastructure plan

The experimental site in the bog is equipped with 1 km long walking boards, which cross the main bog vegetation types and facilitate researcher’s access to perform experiments and measurements in and above the peatland, without disturbing the ecosystem. Distributed across the field site are clusters of thermologgers, water level recorders, chambers for measurements of greenhouse gas fluxes and other research sites.

Mukhrino research polygon poster

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Meteorological station is equipped with the set if automatic, semi-automatic and manual loggers installed in the bog and the adjacent forest.

The main equipment of the field station includes:

  • a micro-meteorology system for measuring fluxes of heat , water vapor and carbon dioxide by the fluctuation measurements (Eddy Covariance IN SITU FLUX)
  • analyzer of carbon, nitrogen , hydrogen and oxygen (Eurovector EuroEA 3000)
  • precision electronic analytical balance (Mettler Toledo XP205)
  • programmable ovens and muffle furnace
  • high-precision satellite navigation receiver DGPS Maxor-GGDT
  • standalone portable water level sensors (Keller DCX 22 , Mini-Daiver DI501)
  • temperature sensors and gauges
  • electromagnetic sensors measuring the speed of the water flow (SENSA RC2)
  • ground penetrating radar (Ramac-GPR)
  • pH meters, conductivity, dissolved oxygen sensors
  • soil and peat augers, ice screws
  • microscopic equipment

Transport capacities:

  • snowmobiles Bombardier Ski-Doo,
  • boat Freereder-490-jet (for 6 persons),
  • speed-boat KS 110-35 (with 12 sleeping places),
  • cross country vehicle.