Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Automatic photo monitoring - Zackenberg Valley

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Automatic photo monitoring - Zackenberg Valley
  • Description: Panoramic photos are captured from a boulder called 'Nansen blokken' about 480 meters up on the slope of Zackenberg. The photos cover almost the whole of the Zackenberg valley. Photos are captured every day around solar noon at 13:20. The photos taken from the position of Camera 2/ZackenbergValley are overlooking the central part of the valley. The camera was installed in 1997. From 1997-2005 the camera used was a Kodak DC50. From 2005 - 2008 the camera used was a Kodak CX 6200 RDC 365. From 2008 - 2015 a HP Photosmart E427 camera was used. In 2016 - a Canon EOS 1000D was installed. Automatic photo monitoring:Automatic photo monitoring 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: 10.17897/3WPT-8K31 -
  • Location/site: - - -20.57, 74.47 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 1997-08-22 - 2020-08-30

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 Date Date Zackenberg Valley Filename Filename Filename Zackenberg Valley