Dataset landingpage: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Soil properties - P1_Soil_temperature_0.1m

Dataset specification

  • Title: GeoBasis Zackenberg - Soil properties - P1_Soil_temperature_0.1m
  • Description: Soil temperature is measured in 0, 10, 50 and 118 cm below the surface on a gravel plateau. The soil temperature sensors were installed in 1995. Temperature was initially recorded every fifth hour until 1996, then every second hour until 2005, whereafter it has been recorded every hour all year round. Blank cells are missing data. The sensor was broken in 2004, replaced in 2005. Data from summer 2015 to summer 2016 is missing, due to erroneous data download. Soil properties:Soil properties 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/YXR5-PQ98 -
  • Location/site: P1 - -20.585729598999, 74.4607925415039 (lon-lat wgs84)
  • Date span of the dataset: 1995-08-12 - 2023-06-20

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 - Temperature_°C °C Number Soil temperature measured in either 0, 10 or 50 cms depth, in degrees celcius Status - Text -