Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Disko - Soil - AWS1-GroundTemperature

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Disko - Soil - AWS1-GroundTemperature
  • Description: The automatic weather station AWS1 at Arctic Station was established in October 1990 and was removed in 2018. We included the main parameters from this station in the GEM database as most parameters are continued at the GeoBasis station AWS2. AWS1 was running West Greenland Standard Time (UTC-3). The weather station was installed at the scientific leader´s house approximately 25 meter above sea level and 300 m from the coast. Temperature thermistors were installed in the ground at 5 cm, 60 cm, and 175 cm´s depth. Find more information about this station on: http://img.kb.dk/tidsskriftdk/pdf/gto/gto_0095-PDF/gto_0095_72093.pdf. No data for ground temperatures exist from 1 January 2003 to 7 October 2004. Soil:Soil GeoBasis Disko: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/B2K2-0Q82 - https://doi.org/10.17897/B2K2-0Q82
  • Location/site: AWS1 - -53.499324798584, 69.2528381347656 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 1991-01-01 - 2018-05-17

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/B2K2-0Q82

Variables measured / columns in dataset

ID Name Unit Data Type Description
http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/B2K2-0Q82&column=Date Date YYYY-MM-DD Date
http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/B2K2-0Q82&column=Time Time HH:MM Time West Greenland Time (UTC-3)
http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/B2K2-0Q82&column=Ground+temperature_5cm_%c2%b0C Ground temperature_5cm_°C °C Number Ground temperature measured at 5 cm depth. The sensor is installed in sediment. The temperature profile at this site is made in Early Holocene marine stratified sediments, coarsening-up downwards from medium sand and gravel layers to a mixture of hand and head size stones (Sensor: Aanderaa, model 3145)
http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/B2K2-0Q82&column=Ground+temperature_60cm_%c2%b0C Ground temperature_60cm_°C °C Number Ground temperature measured at 60 cm depth. The sensor is installed in sediment. The temperature profile at this site is made in Early Holocene marine stratified sediments, coarsening-up downwards from medium sand and gravel layers to a mixture of hand and head size stones (Sensor: Aanderaa, model 3145)
http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/B2K2-0Q82&column=Ground+temperature_175cm_%c2%b0C Ground temperature_175cm_°C °C Number Ground temperature measured at 175 cm depth. The sensor is installed in sediment. The temperature profile at this site is made in Early Holocene marine stratified sediments, coarsening-up downwards from medium sand and gravel layers to a mixture of hand and head size stones (Sensor: Aanderaa, model 3145)