Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Nuuk - Snow Properties - InteractHeath SnowProperties

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Nuuk - Snow Properties - InteractHeath SnowProperties
  • Description: InteractHeath (I6Nh) is one of two automatic energy balance stations in Kobbefjord that was setup in 2011. Data from the station is found under Meteorology (air temperature, relative humidity, radiation, wind), Soil Properties (soil moisture, soil temperatures, soil heat fluxes) and Snow Properties (snow temperatures, snow depht). It is placed at the dry heath (26 m.a.s.l.) north of Badesø, where the dominating vegetation consists of salix and empetrum, close to the Eddy Heath (Flux Monitoring) and SPA (Snow Properties) stations. The SnowProperties dataset from the station consists of snow depth (Campbell, SR50A) and snow temperatures (thermocouples, 107T). All data is logged every 30 minutes (West Greenlandic Winter Time, CR1000). Data comments: In 2012 the station was moved 20 m closer to the stream because the vegetation was damaged underneath the sensors. Snow depth: Snow free periods set to 0 since 2015. In winter 2020/2021 the snow depth sensor was malfunctioning and the data from this year has not been delivered to the database. Snow temperatures: when sensor is not covered with snow, the measured temperature is an expression of the air temperature instead. The snow temperature in 50 cm is currently not delivered to the database, but will be in the future. The station is part of a network of similar energy balance stations. In Kobbefjord a comparable station is placed in the fen (I5Nf). A snow survey in Kobbefjord is done every year in coorporation with ClimateBasis Nuuk. Data from the manually snow survey is found under ClimateBasis Nuuk - Snow Properties. Contact the ClimateBasis Nuuk manager for more details. Snow Properties:Snow Properties GeoBasis Nuuk: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/W8Y3-MK55 -
  • Location/site: InteractHeath - -51.3509178161621, 64.1352996826172 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 2011-12-20 - 2022-10-18

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 West Greenlandic time (UTC -3) SnowDepth (m) M Number Snow depth measured by a sonic ranger (SR50A) SnowTemperature 5cm (°C) °C Number Snow temperature/air temperature measured 5 cm above ground (107T) SnowTemperature 10cm (°C) °C Number Snow temperature/air temperature measured 10 cm above ground (107T) SnowTemperature 20cm (°C) °C Number Snow temperature/air temperature measured 20 cm above ground (107T) SnowTemperature 50cm (°C) °C Number Snow temperature/air temperature measured 50 cm above ground (107T) SnowTemperature 80cm (°C) °C Number Snow temperature/air temperature measured 80 cm above ground (107T)