BioBasis Nuuk - Vegetation - NDVI in carbon-flux plots

The progression in the vegetation greenness (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index; NDVI) is followed weekly. NDVI is measured with a handheld SpectroSense 2+ system. For further details, please refer to the newest BioBasis manual available at the website. Vegetation:Vegetation BioBasis Nuuk:The BioBasis programme monitors the dynamics of organisms and biological processes in the terrestrial and limnic ecosystems at Zackenberg and Nuuk. The BioBasis programme plays a central role in the development and implementation of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP) across the Arctic.

Data and Resources

Dataset extent

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Citation Read the GEM terms of use and how to cite: For example: Data were provided by the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring Programme. Dataset: BioBasis Nuuk - Vegetation - NDVI in carbon-flux plots. (10.17897/Q4W1-7C30) [download date: 2021-05-18]
  • Author Name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 2014-06-12  Temporal coverage end: 2019-10-09
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ -51.38, 64.13 ], "type": "Point" }
Station greenland-institute-of-natural-resources
Variable measured
  • Variable name: Date  Variable description: Date of measurement  Variable unit: Date  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Plot  Variable description: Plot ID  Variable unit: Number  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Treatment  Variable description: C = control, SG = addition of snow in spring, LG = removal of snow in spring, S = shading by hessian tents, T = increased temperature using ITEX Plexiglas hexagons (text).  Variable unit: Text  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Snow  Variable description: Snow coverage (%) of plot  Variable unit: %  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: NDVI  Variable description: NDVI (Normalized difference vegetative index)  Variable unit: Number  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Remarks  Variable description: Remarks from the field observer(s)  Variable unit: Text  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Observer  Variable description: Name or abbreviation of field worker(s)  Variable unit: Text  Variable URL:
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2019-01-01
    Date modified
    • Publisher name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring  Publisher URL: