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Zotino Tall Tower Observatory ZOTTO is a climate research station in the Siberian taiga near Zotino (Rajon Turuchansk of the Krasnoyarsk region).

  • Coordinates are: 60,80 N, 89,35 E, Google maps
  • It is close to village Zotino in central Siberia
  • ZOTTO is about 20 km west of the river Yenisei
  • It is located in vast region of forests and bogs
  • The Area is relatively undisturbed, but a moderate human impact on vegetation (logging) is visible
  • Harsh climate: large seasonal temperature cycle; reaching minima below -55°C and maxima above 30°C