Dataset landingpage: BioBasis Zackenberg - Abiotics - Snow and ice cover

Dataset specification

  • Title: BioBasis Zackenberg - Abiotics - Snow and ice cover
  • Description: Snow and ice cover Abiotics:Abiotics 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/BKEX-JR94 -
  • Location/site: Permanent plots - -20.57, 74.47 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 1995-07-15 - 2018-08-08

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 Date of census Plot Text Text Plot ID Section Text Text Section ID SnowCoverFraction Number Number Snow or ice cover in percent (%). Field_remarks Text Text Remarks from the field observer General_remarks Text Text General remarks Observer Text Text Name of field observer(s)