Dataset landingpage: BioBasis Nuuk - Vegetation - NDVI in carbon-flux plots

Dataset specification

  • Title: BioBasis Nuuk - Vegetation - NDVI in carbon-flux plots
  • Description: The progression in the vegetation greenness (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index; NDVI) is followed weekly. NDVI is measured with a handheld SpectroSense 2+ system. For further details, please refer to the newest BioBasis manual available at the website. Vegetation:Vegetation BioBasis Nuuk:The BioBasis programme monitors the dynamics of organisms and biological processes in the terrestrial and limnic ecosystems at Zackenberg and Nuuk. The BioBasis programme plays a central role in the development and implementation of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP) across the Arctic.
  • DOI: 10.17897/Q4W1-7C30 -
  • Location/site: Permanent plots - -51.38, 64.13 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2014-06-12 - 2023-09-26

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 Date Date of measurement Plot Number Number Plot ID Treatment Text Text C = control, SG = addition of snow in spring, LG = removal of snow in spring, S = shading by hessian tents, T = increased temperature using ITEX Plexiglas hexagons (text). Snow % Number Snow coverage (%) of plot NDVI Number Number NDVI (Normalized difference vegetative index) Remarks Text Text Remarks from the field observer(s)