Dataset landingpage: BioBasis Nuuk - Vegetation - NERO line NDVI

Dataset specification

  • Title: BioBasis Nuuk - Vegetation - NERO line NDVI
  • Description: The NERO line is a permanent vegetation transect crossing all the dominating vegetation types found in the study area. The progression in the vegetation greenness (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index; NDVI) is followed on the NERO line one to two times per month throughout the snowfree season. NDVI is measured by a Crop Circle Handheld System and scans are conducted by moving the sensor steadily forward (ca. 1 meter per second) approximately 75 cm above the vegetation. This results in a measuring footprint of approximately 10 x 45 m. 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/RE9T-H355 -
  • Location/site: NERO line - -51.38, 64.13 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2008-06-07 - 2016-09-15

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 Longitude Decimal degrees Number Longtitude Latitude Decimal degrees Number Latitude Elevation M Number Antenna elevation parameter in meters Fix Type Number Number 0: No fix, 1: GPS fix, 2: Differential fix UTC time Number Number UTC time at time of sampling Speed km/h Number Field worker walking speed at time of sampling (km/h) Course Number Number Course SF 1 Number Number Sensor elapsed time SF 2 Number Number Sensor mode SF 3 Number Number Internal sample number SF 4 Number Number NDVI (Normalized difference vegetative index) SF 5 Number Number NIR (near infrared band reflectance) SF 6 Number Number VIS (visible band reflectance) Remarks Text Text Remarks from the field observer(s) Observer Text Text Name or abbreviation of field worker(s)