Dataset landingpage: MarineBasis Zackenberg - Water column - Mooring CTD measurements

Dataset specification

  • Title: MarineBasis Zackenberg - Water column - Mooring CTD measurements
  • Description: The Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring Program has maintained a mooring in Young Sound, approximately 15 km from the outer sill (74°18.909’N, 20°16.730’W). This mooring has been serviced and re-deployed every August from 2003 to 2019. The mooring was equipped with a CTD (Sea-Bird SBE37SMP). The mean sensor depth was ~ 64 m depth (+/-3.12 m). The CTD sampling interval varied between 15 and 20 min (2003-2009) to 10 min (2009-2019). Data gaps exist due to mooring malfunction or when redeployment was hampered by ice conditions. Accuracy of the temperature and conductivity sensor is ±0.002 °C and ± 0.0003 S m-1, respectively. Water column:Water column MarineBasis Zackenberg:The MarineBasis programme collects physical, chemical and biological data from the Greenland coastal zone. Work is focused around three fjord systems, all influenced by glaciers connected to the Greenland Ice Sheet.
  • DOI: 10.17897/8GPS-CE70 -
  • Location/site: Zackenberg - -20.57, 74.47 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2003-08-20 - 2020-08-07

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 Station Text Text Mooring station sampled year-round Latitude (DDM) Number Number Latitude of monitoring station Longitude (DDM) Number Number Longitude of monitoring station Date Date Date Sampling date Time (UTC) Date Date Sampling time Pressure (db) Decibar Number Average per decibar Temperature (°C) deg C Number Sea-Bird SBE37SMP Salinity (PSU) PSU Number Density calculated by SeaBird software