Dataset landingpage: ClimateBasis Zackenberg - Soil temperature - Soil temperature, 100cm - 60min average (°C)

Dataset specification

  • Title: ClimateBasis Zackenberg - Soil temperature - Soil temperature, 100cm - 60min average (°C)
  • Description: Soil temperature, 100cm - 60min average (°C) Soil temperature:Soil temperature ClimateBasis Zackenberg:The ClimateBasis programme monitors climate and hydrology in Zackenberg, Kobbefjord and Disko (Qeqertarsuaq) and is run by Asiaq - Greenland Survey. The collected data build base-line information on climate variability and trends for all the other sub-programmes within GEM and serve as a trustworthy foundation for adaptation strategies for the Greenlandic society. The stations are embedded in Asiaq’s extensive climate and hydrology monitoring network. Furthermore, the run-off data is delivered to the World Hydrological Cycle Observing System (WHYCOS) and the Global Runoff Data Centre (GRDC) networks.
  • DOI: 10.17897/HE3A-NK06 -
  • Location/site: Climate Stations - -20.55208333, 74.47191667 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 1995-08-17 - 2020-01-01

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 observation Time HH:MM Time Time of observation (UTC) Soil temperature, 100cm - 60min average (°C) °C Number Soil temperature, 100cm - 60min average (°C) Data comments: Data comments: 2004-2006: Data deleted due to broken sensor. August 2006: all sensors were replaced, new sensors installed in a new hole. First period with new sensor deleted (22 days), since sensor had to stabilize. After replacement of sensor, a shift in data is seen for sensors at 100 cm and 130 cm. Could be that the new hole had different materials in these depths compared to old hole or it could be slightly different depths in the new hole. 2009-2010: periods of missing data related to unstable battery charge. 2013: Change of measuring method in logger program (from 250 Hz to 50 Hz) in August caused a shift in data. Contact program manager for more detailed information.