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

Dataset specification

  • Title: BioBasis Zackenberg - Abiotics - Snow and ice cover
  • Description: Data on the snow and ice cover fraction in permanent plant and arthropod plots. For further details, please refer to the newest BioBasis manual available at the website. 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 - 2023-07-04

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 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