Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Meteorology - MM1

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Meteorology - MM1
  • Description: Micrometeorological monitoring has taken place at the site MM1 since 2000. In 2011 an energy balance mast was put up about five meters East of the existing eddy covariance mast. The mast is located on a well drained Cassiope heath, about 150 meters North of the 'Climate station' (operated by ClimateBasis). Data is recorded every half hour. In September 2015 a new temperatur rod with 16 BetaTherm thermistors (measuring temperature for every 10 cm) was installed adjacent to the energy balance mast, in order to improve the snow temperature measurements, at the site. In August 2016, NDVI is measured at the site. Meteorology:Meteorology 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/P011-7C93 -
  • Location/site: MM1 - 20.5503005981445, 74.4731979370117 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2011-11-02 - 2020-08-25

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 - Incoming shortwave radiation W/m^2 W m-2 Number Incoming shortwave radiation measured in watts per square meter Outgoing shortwave radiation W/m^2 W m-2 Number Outgoing shortwave radiation measured in watts per square meter Incoming longwave radiation W/m^2 W m-2 Number Incoming longwave radiation measured in watts per square meter Outgoing longwave radiation W/m^2 W m-2 Number Outgoing longwave radiation measured in watts per square meter NDVI_avg - Number Normalised difference vegetation index, computed from (RVI1-1)/(RVI1+1), unitless Air temperature °C °C Number Air temperature measured in degrees celcius Relative Humidity % % Number Relative humidity, measured in %