Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Disko - Meteorology - T3-Temperature_400m

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Disko - Meteorology - T3-Temperature_400m
  • Description: T3 is a basic mast where ground surface temperature and air temperature (2 meter above ground) are measured. The mast was installed in October 2014. It is located on the slope of Skarvefjeld (400 m above sea level) along the southwestern ridge. Rocks and soil with sparse vegetation cover the ground surface. Time stamp refer to West Greenland Time (UTC-3). Missing ground surface temperatures in the period 29 March 2017 to 7 July 2017 are due to a cable cut by a rodent. Similar masts are found at other altitudes covering a gradient from 0 to 830 m above sea level (T2-temperature_830m, T1-temperature_125m, T4-Temperature_1m) Meteorology:Meteorology 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/CFES-BX22 -
  • Location/site: T3 - -53.4570999145508, 69.2767105102539 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2014-10-07 - 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 YYYY-MM-DD Date Air temperature_°C °C Number Air temperature measured 2 meter above ground (Sensor: HOBO U23-003, Onset) Ground surface temperature_°C °C Number Ground surface temperature. Rocky surface. Sensor covered by rocks (Sensor: HOBO U23-003, Onset) Time (UTC-3) HH:MM Time West Greenland Standard Time (UTC-3)