Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Nuuk - Soil Properties - SoilVUE SoilTemperature

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Nuuk - Soil Properties - SoilVUE SoilTemperature
  • Description: The SoilVUE sensor is connected to the InteractFen station. The station is placed in the fen (40 m.a.s.l.) close to the SoilFen (Meteorology, Soil Properties), EddyFen and Methane stations (Flux Monitoring). The SoilVUE sensor was installed in June 2021 and measures soil temperature, conductivity (see SoilVUE ElectricalConductivity) and soil moisture (see SoilVUE SoilMoisture) in 100, 75, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10 and 5 cm depth. Other data sets from the InteractFen station can be found under Meteorology (air temperature, relative humidity, radiation, wind, air pressure), Soil Properties (water fraction, ground water level, soil temperatures) and Snow Properties (snow temperatures, snow depht). Data comments: The SoilVUE sensor showed a lot of false values during the winter 2021/2022 due to power issues. These values have been manually deleted. Soil Properties:Soil Properties GeoBasis Nuuk: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/AN04-ME80 -
  • Location/site: InteractFen - -51.3862342834473, 64.1309967041016 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2021-06-16 - 2023-10-11

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 Greenlandic time (UTC -3) SoilTemperature 100cm (°C) °C Number Soil temperature measured 100 cm below ground surface (SoilVUE) SoilTemperature 75cm (°C) °C Number Soil temperature measured 75 cm below ground surface (SoilVUE) SoilTemperature 60cm (°C) °C Number Soil temperature measured 60 cm below ground surface (SoilVUE) SoilTemperature 50cm (°C) °C Number Soil temperature measured 50 cm below ground surface (SoilVUE) SoilTemperature 40cm (°C) °C Number Soil temperature measured 40 cm below ground surface (SoilVUE) SoilTemperature 30cm (°C) °C Number Soil temperature measured 30 cm below ground surface (SoilVUE) SoilTemperature 20cm (°C) °C Number Soil temperature measured 20 cm below ground surface (SoilVUE) SoilTemperature 10cm (°C) °C Number Soil temperature measured 10 cm below ground surface (SoilVUE) SoilTemperature 5cm (°C) °C Number Soil temperature measured 5 cm below ground surface (SoilVUE)