Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Soil properties - Sal-1_Soil_moisture

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Soil properties - Sal-1_Soil_moisture
  • Description: Soil moisture has been measured in 5, 10 and 15 cms depth from 2003 - 2006. After the 2006 season the logger box disappeared and the sensor cables were cut. Thereafter one moisture sensor was installed in 10 cms depth and soil moisture has been measured manually using a ThetaProbe from 0 - 6 cms below the soil surface. The plot is located on a salix heath, adjacent to the BioBasis phenology plot Sal-1. Soil moisture is measured manully every week, during the snow free season. Blank cells represent missing data, due to frozen or snow covered soil. Soil moisture measurements at the site was terminated in 2015. Soil properties:Soil properties 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: 10.17897/1MSM-K686 -
  • Location/site: Sal-1 - -20.5634746551514, 74.4711380004883 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2003-06-12 - 2015-09-29

Data originator, license and how to download the dataset

The dataset is a product of the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring program (GEM): It is free and open data, licensed with terms of use under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license: When downloading you will automatically get a terms of use document, describing how to cite the data and other important information.

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Variables measured / columns in dataset

ID Name Unit Data Type Description Date YYYY-MM-DD Date - Time HH:MM Time - Soil_moisture_5_cm_vol_% % Number Soil moisture measured in 5 cm's depth, in volume percent. In use from 2003 - 2006 Soil_moisture_0-6_cm_vol%_measured_from_surface_(avg_of_3_measurements) % Number Soil moisture measured in 0-6 cms from the soil surface, in volume percent. Measured manually using a ThetaProbe. Soil_moisture_10_cm_vol_% % Number Soil moisture measured in 10 cm's depth, in volume percent. In use from 2003 - 2006-08-28 and 2007-07-12 - now Soil_moisture_15_cm_vol_% % Number Soil moisture measured in 30 cm's depth, in volume percent. In use from 2003-2006