Dataset landingpage: BioBasis Nuuk - Lakes - Submerged vegetation in lakes

Dataset specification

  • Title: BioBasis Nuuk - Lakes - Submerged vegetation in lakes
  • Description: Coverage of submerged vegetation in the two monitoring lakes in Kobbefjord. Approx. 150 points are monitored in each lake and the coverage of Water starwort and moss is determined on a scale from 0-5. For further details, please refer to the newest BioBasis manual available at the website. Lakes:Lakes BioBasis Nuuk:The BioBasis programme monitors the dynamics of organisms and biological processes in the terrestrial and limnic ecosystems at Zackenberg and Nuuk. The BioBasis programme plays a central role in the development and implementation of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP) across the Arctic.
  • DOI: 10.17897/B8JG-4N87 -
  • Location/site: Monitoring lakes - -51.38, 64.13 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2008-08-24 - 2020-08-14

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 Date Date Date of observation Observer Text Text Name or abbreviation of field worker(s) Lake Text Text Name of lake observed Latitude Number Number Latitude of observation Longitude Number Number Longitude of observation Depth Number Number Depth of watercolumn Water_starwort Number Number Estimated coverage of intermediate water-starwort (Callitriche hamulata) 0 = 0%, 1 = >0-5%, 2 = >5-25%, 3 = >25-50%, 4 = >50-75% and 5 = >75-100% Moss Number Number Estimated coverage of moss 0 = 0%, 1 = >0-5%, 2 = >5-25%, 3 = >25-50%, 4 = >50-75% and 5 = >75-100% Remarks Text Text Remarks from the field observer(s)