Dataset landingpage: ClimateBasis Zackenberg - Soil temperature - Soil temperature, 20cm - 60min average (°C)

Dataset specification

  • Title: ClimateBasis Zackenberg - Soil temperature - Soil temperature, 20cm - 60min average (°C)
  • Description: Soil temperature, 20cm - 60min average (°C) Soil temperature:Soil temperature ClimateBasis Zackenberg: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/XW7C-NA36 -
  • Location/site: Climate Stations - -20.55208333, 74.47191667 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 1995-08-17 - 2020-01-01

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 (UTC) Soil temperature, 20cm - 60min average (°C) °C Number Soil temperature, 20cm - 60min average (°C) Data comments: 2004-2006: Data deleted or suspect due to high frequency fluctuations (noise) in data related to unstable battery charge or broken sensor. August 2006: all sensors were replaced, new sensors installed in a new hole. 2007-2009: Data suspect or deleted occasionally. 2013: Change of measuring method in logger program (from 250 Hz to 50 Hz) in August caused a shift in data. Contact program manager for more detailed information.