Dataset landingpage: ClimateBasis Zackenberg - Precipitation - Precipitation accumulated (mm)

Dataset specification

  • Title: ClimateBasis Zackenberg - Precipitation - Precipitation accumulated (mm)
  • Description: Precipitation accumulated - 60min (mm) Precipitation:Precipitation 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/KVVQ-BE46 - https://doi.org/10.17897/KVVQ-BE46
  • Location/site: Climate Stations - -20.55208333, 74.47191667 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 1995-08-17 - 2020-12-31

Data originator, license and how to download the dataset

The dataset is a product of the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring program (GEM): https://grid.ac/institutes/grid.507580.f. It is free and open data, licensed with terms of use under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ When downloading you will automatically get a terms of use document, describing how to cite the data and other important information.

Download the dataset via this link (registration needed): http://data.g-e-m.dk/log-in/data-tables?doi=10.17897/KVVQ-BE46

Variables measured / columns in dataset

ID Name Unit Data Type Description
http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/KVVQ-BE46&column=Date Date YYYY-MM-DD Date Date of observation
http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/KVVQ-BE46&column=Time Time HH:MM Time Time of observation (UTC)
http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/KVVQ-BE46&column=PRE+(mm) PRE (mm) mm Number Precipitation accumulated (mm)
http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/KVVQ-BE46&column=Precipitation+accumulated+(mm) Precipitation accumulated (mm) mm Number Precipitation measured on two proximal guages located north of the station at 44 m a.s.l.. The timeseries starts in 1995. Data from station 640 are quality controlled and used as primary source for precipitation data. Data from station 641 are used to identify false pulses/precipitation on station 640, but not used in the final precipitation time series. Antifreeze and oil is added to the gauges to ensure correct measurements durin ghte winter. Note that the data series has not been corrected for the efficiency of the precipitation gauge in catching precipitation, which is especially a problem during winter snow fall that occurs along with heavy winds. Data comments: