Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Hydrology - River_water_chemistry

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Hydrology - River_water_chemistry
  • Description: "Measurements started in 1997 and are still on going. From 1997-2011 water samples were taken everyday at 8 am and 8 pm. From 2012-present water samples are taken three times a week at 8 am and at 8 pm. Water temperature and conductivity is measured in situ, using a YSI 30 conductivity meter. Water samples from 8 am are analyzed for pH and alkalinity in the laborratory facilities at the Zackenberg station. Cooled water samples (from 8 am) are transported to Denmark and analyzed in the laboratory at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, for the folowing anions and cations: Chloride, Sulfate, Sodium, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Iron and Aluminum. The detection limit for all these ions is 0.1 ppm. Concentrations below this threshold have been set to 0.000. Furthermore a 20 ml subsample is taken once a week from the 8 am water sample. This sample is kept frozen and brought to the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, where it is analyzed for dissolved organic carbon, ammonium nitrogen, nitrate nitrogen and dissolved total nitrogen. " Hydrology:Hydrology GeoBasis Zackenberg:The GeoBasis monitoring programme focuses on selected abiotic characteristics in order to describe the state of Greenlandic terrestrial environments and their potential feedback effects in a changing climate. Monitored plot data is up-scaled to a landscape level and is used to improve ecosystem models to be able to quantify these feedback mechanisms. The GeoBasis programme provides an active response to recommendations in international assessments such as ACIA and SWIPA; and is continuously being adapted based on AMAP and other international founded recommendations. Furthermore, the GeoBasis programme is directly involved in several international networks and research projects (e.g. the Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) programme, the Nordic Centre of Excellence DEFROST, the Danish Centre of Excellence CENPERM, the EU-projects PAGE21 and INTERACT, and the Arctic Research Centre at Aarhus University). The GeoBasis programme is divided into a number of sub-groups, including:
  • DOI: 10.17897/1GTF-SX86 -
  • Location/site: GeoBasis Zackenberg (Accurate site unknown) - -20.57, 74.47 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 1997-06-03 - 2022-10-03

Data originator, license and how to download the dataset

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Variables measured / columns in dataset

ID Name Unit Data Type Description Date YYYY-MM-DD Date Time HH:MM Time Cl_ppm ppm Number SO4_ppm ppm Number Na_ppm ppm Number Mg_ppm ppm Number K_ppm ppm Number Ca_ppm ppm Number Fe_ppm ppm Number Al_ppm ppm Number Conductivity_µScm-1 µScm-1 Number Tw_°C °C Number pH pH Number Alkalinity_mmol_l-1 mmol_l-1 Number NH4-N_ppb ppb Number NO3-N_ppb ppb Number DTN_ppb ppb Number DOC_ppm ppb Number