Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Disko - Hydrology - SuspendedSediment

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Disko - Hydrology - SuspendedSediment
  • Description: Water samples are collected manually in the river Røde Elv near the location of the automatic monitoring set-up (RE-436-2: 69.25362 N, -53.49823 W). A depth integrating sampler (US DH-48) is used when water is sampled for determination of suspended sediment. In 2013 and 2014, water from Røde Elv was sampled at locations where the multisensor was mounted/installed at that time. In 2013 the position was RE-1: 69.25277 N, -53.49916 W. In 2014 the position was RE-2: 69.256835, -53.498346. Once in a while water is sampled from tributaries to Røde Elv and other streams in the area. The timestamp refer to West Greenland Time (UTC-3). More data from Røde Elv are found under Hydrology (WaterDischarge_10min, WaterDischarge_15min, RiverWaterChemistry, Multisensor_10min, Multisensor_15min). Hydrology:Hydrology 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/CD5V-ZS56 -
  • Location/site: Fresh water sampling sites - -53.51, 69.251 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2013-07-08 - 2019-09-29

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 Time HH:MM Time West Greenland Standard Time (UTC-3) Location ID Text Location ID Latitude Decimal degrees Number datum WGS 84 Longitude Decimal degrees Number datum WGS 84 Elevation m asl Number Approximate elevation (meter above sea level) SSC_mg/l mg l-1 Number Water for suspended sediment analysis are sampled with depth integrating sampler and filtered through Whatman GF/F glassfibre filter, retention 0.7 µm. Dried at 100°C