Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Automatic photo monitoring - Glacier lake, A.P. Olsen Land

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Automatic photo monitoring - Glacier lake, A.P. Olsen Land
  • Description: An automatic camera is placed at the glacier dammed lake at A.P. Olsen land in order to follow the dynamics of this lake and the glacier front. At several occasions draining of this lake has caused large floodings in the Zackenberg river. The camera is placed on a big rock on the NW-side of the glacier-dammed lake, about 755 meters above sea level. The camera was a HP Photosmart E427 from 2008 - 2014. In 2015 a Reconyx PC800 Professional was installed. Automatic photo monitoring:Automatic photo monitoring GeoBasis Zackenberg: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/G53Z-DF62 -
  • Location/site: - - -20.57, 74.47 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2008-04-01 - 2020-06-30

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 Glacier lake, A.P. Olsen Land Filename Filename Filename Glacier lake, A.P. Olsen Land