Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Nuuk - Meteorology - InteractHeath Meteorology

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Nuuk - Meteorology - InteractHeath Meteorology
  • Description: InteractHeath (I6Nh) is one of two automatic energy balance stations in Kobbefjord that was setup in 2011. Data from the station is found under Meteorology (air temperature, relative humidity, radiation, wind), Soil Properties (soil moisture, soil temperatures, soil heat fluxes) and Snow Properties (snow temperatures, snow depht). It is placed at the dry heath (26 m.a.s.l.) north of Badesø, where the dominating vegetation consists of salix and empetrum, close to the Eddy Heath (Flux Monitoring) and SPA (Snow Properties) stations. The meteorological dataset from the station consists of air temperature and relative humidity (Campbell, CS215) measured in radiation shield 2 m above ground, wind speed and direction (Young, 05106), short/long wave incoming/outgoing solar radiation (KippZonen, CNR4) and NDVI (Skye, SKR1800). All data is logged every 30 minutes (West Greenlandic Winter Time, CR1000). Data comments: In 2012 the station was moved 20 m closer to the stream because the vegetation was damaged underneath the sensors. Albedo and net radiation is not delivered to the data base since 2016. Since 2016 the was a problem with the NDVI sensor, and data has not been delivered.The station is part of a network of similar energy balance stations. In Kobbefjord a comparable station is placed in the fen (I5Nf). Meteorology:Meteorology GeoBasis Nuuk: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/JP7F-NH56 -
  • Location/site: InteractHeath - -51.3509178161621, 64.1352996826172 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2011-12-20 - 2022-10-18

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 Greenlandic time (UTC -3) AirTemperature (°C) °C Number Air temperature measured 2 m above ground (CS215) RelativeHumidity (%) % Number Relative humidity measured 2 m above ground (CS215) NDVI - Number Normalized Difference Vegetation Index NDVI = (NIR-RED)/(NIR+RED) IncomingShortwaveRadiation (W/m2) W/m2 Number Shortwave incoming radiation (CNR4) OutgoingShortwaveRadiation (W/m2) W/m2 Number Shortwave outgoing radiation (CNR4) IncomingLongwaveRadiation (W/m2) W/m2 Number Longwave incoming radiation (CNR4) OutgoingLongwaveRadiation (W/m2) W/m2 Number Longwave outgoing radiation (CNR4) NetRadiation (W/m2) W/m2 Number Net radiation = Shortwave net radiation + longwave net radiation (CNR4) Albedo %/100 Number Albedo = Shortwave outgoing radiation/Shortwave incoming radiation (CNR4) WindSpeed (m/sec) m/s Number Average wind speed (average of the previous 30 minutes period) measured 2 m above ground (Young) WindDirection(°) ° Number Wind direction (true North) measured 2 m above ground (Young)