Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Soil properties - ZEROCALM-2 upper_Soil_temperature

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Soil properties - ZEROCALM-2 upper_Soil_temperature
  • Description: Soil temperature is measured in 0, 0, 0.05, 0.3, 0.55, 0.8, 1.05, 1.55, 2.05 and 2.55 meters below the surface on a dry dryas heath, close to the meteorological station M2 and within the ZEROCALM-2 active layer monitoring plot. The site is called ZEROCALM-2_upper (see map in: GeoBasis_Zack_Soil_properties_ZEROCALM-2_upper_Soil_temperature.pdf). Temperature is recorded every hour. Measurements were initiated in september 2012. Blank cells are missing data. Temperature is measured with Geo-Precision thermistor strings. Soil properties:Soil properties 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/KCP6-QG90 -
  • Location/site: ZEROCALM-2_upper - -20.5636730194092, 74.4657135009766 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2012-09-02 - 2015-08-31

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 Number - Time Time Number - temperature_0_cm_°C_1 deg C Number Ground surface temperature temperature_5_cm_°C deg C Number Soil temperature in 5 cms depth temperature_30_cm_°C deg C Number Soil temperature in 30 cms depth temperature_55_cm_°C deg C Number Soil temperature in 55 cms depth temperature_105_cm_°C deg C Number Soil temperature in 105 cms depth temperature_155_cm_°C deg C Number Soil temperature in 155 cms depth temperature_205_cm_°C deg C Number Soil temperature in 205 cms depth temperature_255_cm_°C deg C Number Soil temperature in 255 cms depth temperature_0_cm_°C_2 Deg Float Ground surface temperature temperature_0_cm_°C_3 Deg Float Ground surface temperature