Sunday 31 July 2011


Although KAIRA is the Kilpisjärvi Atmospheric Imaging Receiver Array, the fact is that it is closer to Siilasjärvi, than Kilpisjärvi. Siilasjärvi is a small lake to the north, but it rarely shows up on maps, and there is certainly no settlement there. However, that doesn't detract from the natural beauty of this lake. So, this morning, we have a photograph taken from the southern end of the lake looking northwards.

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KAIRA is on the right-hand shore, but is probably just off the field of view. In any case, it is obscured by trees from this vantage point. However, this second photograph (taken from nearby Pikku Malla) shows the entire of Siilasjärvi.

The three sites right in the middle of the photograph along the road are, from left to right, KAIRA, the customs station and, on the opposite side of the road, the customs barracks.

These photographs were taken on the evening of 28th July 2011 after work. It had been a fine day and the evening was cool, but sunny. The air was clear and the wind calm. So some of the team decided to head up to Pikke Malla from whence the photographs were taken.

The team (from left to right): Arttu Jutila, Juha Vierinen,
Pertti Nissinen, Stuart Keenan and Ilkka Virtanen. KAIRA
can be seen in the distance, just to the right of Ilkka.

Photos: D. McKay-Bukowski

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