Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Disko - Ice - AS-SeaIceCover

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Disko - Ice - AS-SeaIceCover
  • Description: Visual observations of sea ice cover in the near shore Disko Bay area. Observations are performed on a daily basis from the scientific leader´s house at Arctic Station. Looking South. These observations were initiated 1 January 1991. Ice:Ice GeoBasis Disko: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/SVR0-1574 -
  • Location/site: ArcticStation - -53.499324798584, 69.2528381347656 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 1991-01-01 - 2024-01-22

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 Sea ice cover_% % Number Visual observations of sea ice cover in the Disko Bay area close to Arctic Station