Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Hydrology - MM2_Water_level_automatic

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Hydrology - MM2_Water_level_automatic
  • Description: Water level is monitored automatically at the fluxstation site 'MM2' in the continous fen 'Rylekæret'. Automatic measurements of the water level are recorded every 15th minute during the ice free season, using pressure transducers. The water level measurements available here are related to the ground surface, which changes slightly over the season, due to drying and swelling. Hydrology:Hydrology 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/VBYJ-G043 -
  • Location/site: MM2 - -20.555700302124, 74.4791030883789 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2012-06-25 - 2022-09-15

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 YYYY-MM-DD Date Time HH:MM Time Water_level_relative_to_surface_cm Cm Number Automatically measured water level at the fen flux station 'MM2', recorded every 15th minute. Measurements have been related to the ground surface