Dataset landingpage: BioBasis Nuuk - Vegetation - Plot NDVI (from 2018 - )

Dataset specification

  • Title: BioBasis Nuuk - Vegetation - Plot NDVI (from 2018 - )
  • Description: The progression in the vegetation greenness (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index; NDVI) is followed in the plant phenology plots on a weekly basis. NDVI is measured by a RapidSCAN CS-45 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/TQTT-EV69 -
  • Location/site: Permanent plots - -51.38, 64.13 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2018-07-18 - 2019-10-03

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 Observer Text Text Name or abbreviation of field worker(s) Species Text Text Species ID Plot Text Text Plot ID Section Text Text Section ID NDRE NA Number Normalized difference red edge index NDVI NA Number Normalized difference vegeation index RE NA Number Reflectance red edge NIR NA Number Near infrared R NA Number Reflectance red Latitude Decimal degrees Number Latitude Longitude Decimal degrees Number Longitude Elevation M Number Elevation HDOP Number Number Horizontal dilution of precision Fixtype Text Text GPS fix type N Number Number Number of samples per scan MAXNDRE NA Number Maximum NDRE MAXNDVI NA Number Maximum NDVI MINNDRE NA Number Minimum NDRE MINNDVI NA Number Minimum NDVI STDNDRE NA Number Standard deviation NDRE STDNDVI NA Number Standard deviation NDVI CVNDRE NA Number Coefficient of variation NDRE CVNDVI NA Number Coefficient of variation NDVI Remarks Text Text Remarks