Dataset landingpage: ClimateBasis Nuuk - River hydrology - Discharge @ river Kingigtorssuaq (m3/s)

Dataset specification

  • Title: ClimateBasis Nuuk - River hydrology - Discharge @ river Kingigtorssuaq (m3/s)
  • Description: Discharge at river Kingigtorssuaq (m3/s) River hydrology:River hydrology ClimateBasis Nuuk:The ClimateBasis programme monitors climate and hydrology in Zackenberg, Kobbefjord and Disko (Qeqertarsuaq) and is run by Asiaq - Greenland Survey. The collected data build base-line information on climate variability and trends for all the other sub-programmes within GEM and serve as a trustworthy foundation for adaptation strategies for the Greenlandic society. The stations are embedded in Asiaq’s extensive climate and hydrology monitoring network. Furthermore, the run-off data is delivered to the World Hydrological Cycle Observing System (WHYCOS) and the Global Runoff Data Centre (GRDC) networks.
  • DOI: 10.17897/VWS5-4688 -
  • Location/site: Kingigtorssuaq - -51.5795, 64.138722 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2008-06-03 - 2020-09-29

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 Date of observation Time HH:MM Time Time of observation. WGWT (UTC-3) Q (m3/s) m³/s Number River discharge measured with continuous water level measurements converted by a stage-discharge relation based on manual discharge measurements. 15 min sample values in m3/s. The hydrometric station (station nr. 656) is located ~400 m upstream of the Kingigtorssuaq river mouth into Kobbefjord. Water level is measured with stand-alone pressure sensors with integrated memory, and data must be collected in the field during ice-free conditions. New data deliveries therefore stops in September/October instead of December. The timeseries starts in 2007, and from 2016 there are also measurements through the winter season.