Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Meteorology - M8

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Meteorology - M8
  • Description: The meteorological station M8 was installed in 2015. M8 is located about 100 meters from the top of Zackenberg. The ground underneath the mast is covered with barren rocks and boulders. Data is recorded on a CR1000 campbell scientific datalogger. Meteorology:Meteorology 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: 10.17897/1VH5-F517 -
  • Location/site: M8 - -20.7005977630615, 74.4929733276367 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2015-07-16 - 2022-09-20

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 Wind speed m/s m s-1 Number Wind speed measured in meters per second Wind direction degrees ° Number Wind direction in degrees Wind direction STDEV - Number Wind direction measured in relation to geographic north, measured approximately 190 cm above the ground surface Wind gust m/s m s-1 Number Maximum wind speed measured in meters per second Air temperature °C °C Number Air temperature measured in degrees celcius