Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Soil properties - MetStation_Soil_temperature

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Soil properties - MetStation_Soil_temperature
  • Description: Soil temperature is measured in 0.00, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00, 1.50, 2.00, 2.50, 3.00, 3.50, 4.00, 4.50, 6.00, 8.00, 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 18.30 meters below the surface on a Cassiope heath, just North of the Climate station. The site is called 'MetStation'. 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/Q0AP-ZJ02 -
  • Location/site: MetStation - -20.5520305633545, 74.4732208251953 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2012-09-08 - 2022-07-20

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 - temperature_0_cm_°C °C Number Ground surface temperature Temperature_25_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 25 cms depth Temperature_50_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 50 cms depth Temperature_75_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 75 cms depth Temperature_100_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 100 cms depth Temperature_150_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 150 cms depth Temperature_200_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 200 cms depth Temperature_250_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 250 cms depth Temperature_300_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 300 cms depth Temperature_350_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 350 cms depth Temperature_400_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 400 cms depth Temperature_450_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 450 cms depth Temperature_600_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 600 cms depth Temperature_800_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 800 cms depth Temperature_1000_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 1000 cms depth Temperature_1200_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 1200 cms depth Temperature_1400_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 1400 cms depth Temperature_1600_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 1600 cms depth Temperature_1800_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 1800 cms depth Temperature_1830_cm_°C °C Number Soil temperature in 1830 cms depth