Dataset landingpage: ClimateBasis Zackenberg - Soil temperature - Soil temperature @ 80cm - 60min average (°C)

Dataset specification

  • Title: ClimateBasis Zackenberg - Soil temperature - Soil temperature @ 80cm - 60min average (°C)
  • Description: Soil temperature is measured using Campbell Scientific 107-L temperature probes inserted at the given depths in the ground. A single sensor measures at each depth. Please read the metadata file provided with the data for comments related to the data in this timeseries. Soil temperature:Soil temperature ClimateBasis Zackenberg: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: 10.17897/71EK-7911 -
  • Location/site: Climate Stations - -20.5522441864014, 74.4718856811523 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 1995-08-17 - 2022-12-31

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 Date of observation Time HH:MM Time Time of observation (UTC) Soil T (°C) °C Number Data comments: : 2004-2006: Data deleted or suspect due to high frequency fluctuations (noise) in data related to unstable battery charge or broken sensor. August 2006: all sensors were replaced, new sensors installed in a new hole. First period with new sensor deleted (22 days), since sensor had to stabilize. 2009-2010: periods of missing data related to unstable battery charge. 2011: Change of measuring method in logger program (from 50 Hz to 250 Hz) in August caused a shift in data. 2013: Change of measuring method in logger program (from 250 Hz to 50 Hz) in August caused a shift in data. Contact program manager for more detailed information. Quality Flag Text Flag assigned during quality control. Flag = "fair" is assigned instead of good to indicate where a value is interpolated, or, where only 1 timeseries has been used where it is normal to take the average of 2 timeseries. Flag = unknown is equivalent to the flag "good" or "fair" and is due a change in proceedures. Work is underway to update these flags.