Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Disko - Soil - AWS3-SoilTemperature

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Disko - Soil - AWS3-SoilTemperature
  • Description: The automatic weather station AWS3 was established in July 2013. It is located in the southern part of Blæsedalen 90 meter above sea level in an open gently rolling area. It is a relative dry location where the bedrock is only covered by a thin layer of soil with low heath vegetation/dwarf shrubs. The station is running West Greenland Time (UTC-3). Meteorological data from AWS3 can be found under Meteorology (AWS3-Meteorology) Soil moisture from AWS3 can be found under Soil (AWS3-SoilMoisture). All data are logged by 30 minutes interval using a CR1000 datalogger from Campbell Sci. Soil:Soil GeoBasis Disko: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: 10.17897/26CH-9Z43 -
  • Location/site: AWS3 - -53.4673233032227, 69.2655258178711 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2018-07-15 - 2019-09-16

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 West Greenland Time (UTC-3) Soil temperature 5cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature measured 5cm below ground surface (Sensor: DeltaT Devices, SM300) Soil temperature 10cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature measured 10cm below ground surface (Sensor: DeltaT Devices, SM300) Soil temperature 20cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature measured 20cm below ground surface (Sensor: DeltaT Devices, SM300) Soil temperature 40cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature measured 40cm below ground surface (Sensor: DeltaT Devices, SM300)