Dataset landingpage: ClimateBasis Disko - Precipitation - Precipitation - 60min sample (mm)

Dataset specification

  • Title: ClimateBasis Disko - Precipitation - Precipitation - 60min sample (mm)
  • Description: Precipitation, sampled once per hour. This timeseries is a continuation of measurements taken at the former town station since 2010. The town station was converted into a GEM climate station in 2016. Precipitation:Precipitation ClimateBasis Disko:The ClimateBasis programme monitors climate and hydrology in Zackenberg, Kobbefjord and Disko (Qeqertarsuaq) and is run by Asiaq - Greenland Survey. The collected data build base-line information on climate variability and trends for all the other sub-programmes within GEM and serve as a trustworthy foundation for adaptation strategies for the Greenlandic society. The stations are embedded in Asiaq’s extensive climate and hydrology monitoring network. Furthermore, the run-off data is delivered to the World Hydrological Cycle Observing System (WHYCOS) and the Global Runoff Data Centre (GRDC) networks.
  • DOI: 10.17897/638X-3Z89 - https://doi.org/10.17897/638X-3Z89
  • Location/site: Teleø - -53.5288581848145, 69.2441711425781 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2010-07-29 - 2021-12-31

Data originator, license and how to download the dataset

The dataset is a product of the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring program (GEM): https://grid.ac/institutes/grid.507580.f. It is free and open data, licensed with terms of use under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ When downloading you will automatically get a terms of use document, describing how to cite the data and other important information.

Download the dataset via this link (registration needed): http://data.g-e-m.dk/log-in/data-tables?doi=10.17897/638X-3Z89

Variables measured / columns in dataset

ID Name Unit Data Type Description
http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/638X-3Z89&column=Date Date YYYY-MM-DD Date Date of observation
http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/638X-3Z89&column=Time Time HH:MM Time Time of observation (WGWT, UTC-3)
http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/638X-3Z89&column=PRE+(mm) PRE (mm) mm Number Precipitation observation (sample)
http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/638X-3Z89&column=quality+flag quality flag Text Flag assigned during quality control. The OTT Pluvio2 gauge delivers filtered and raw data. The quality flag 'good' is assigned if the data value comes from the filtered output, whereas 'fair' is assigned if it comes from the raw output. The flag 'filled' is assigned if missing values during major precepitation events are filled with an average value in order to preserve total accumulated amounts, but without any guarantee that individual timings and amounts are correct. The flag = unknown is equivalent to the flag "good" or "fair" and is due a change in proceedures. Work is underway to update these flags.