ClimateBasis Zackenberg - Precipitation - Precipitation accumulated (mm)

Precipitation accumulated - 60min (mm) Precipitation:Precipitation 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.

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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: ClimateBasis Zackenberg - Precipitation - Precipitation accumulated (mm). (10.17897/KVVQ-BE46) [download date: 2021-05-26]
  • Author Name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 1995-08-17  Temporal coverage end: 2020-12-31
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ -20.55208333, 74.47191667 ], "type": "Point" }
Station zackenberg-research-station
Variable measured
  • Variable name: Date  Variable description: Date of observation  Variable unit: YYYY-MM-DD  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Time  Variable description: Time of observation (UTC)  Variable unit: HH:MM  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: PRE (mm)  Variable description: Precipitation accumulated (mm)  Variable unit: mm  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Precipitation accumulated (mm)  Variable description: Precipitation measured on two proximal guages located north of the station at 44 m a.s.l.. The timeseries starts in 1995. Data from station 640 are quality controlled and used as primary source for precipitation data. Data from station 641 are used to identify false pulses/precipitation on station 640, but not used in the final precipitation time series. Antifreeze and oil is added to the gauges to ensure correct measurements durin ghte winter. Note that the data series has not been corrected for the efficiency of the precipitation gauge in catching precipitation, which is especially a problem during winter snow fall that occurs along with heavy winds. Data comments:  Variable unit: mm  Variable URL:
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2020-01-01
    Date modified
    • Publisher name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring  Publisher URL: