Dataset landingpage: BioBasis Zackenberg - Mammals - Arctic hare abundance

Dataset specification

  • Title: BioBasis Zackenberg - Mammals - Arctic hare abundance
  • Description: Data on arctic hare numbers within the designated hare census area. For further details, please refer to the newest BioBasis manual available at the website. Mammals:Mammals BioBasis Zackenberg: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/BCWF-K310 -
  • Location/site: Hare census area - -20.57, 74.47 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2001-07-02 - 2023-08-30

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 census Easting M Number Position UTM 27X East Northing M Number Position UTM 27X North Start_hour Hour Time Start hour of the census (UTC) End_hour Hour Time End hour of the census (UTC) Field_remarks Text Text Remarks from the field observer General_remarks Text Text General remarks to the census Group_ID Number Number Field group ID number Group_size Number Number Number of arctic hares in group Cloud_cover X/8 Number The estimated cloud cover (in x/8) Min_visibility Km Number The minimum visibility (Km); 99 indicates unlimited Max_visibility Km Number The maximum visibility (Km); 99 indicates unlimited