GeoBasis Disko - Soil - AWS3-SoilTemperature

The automatic weather station AWS3 was established in July 2013. It is located in the southern part of Blæsedalen 90 meter above sea level in an open gently rolling area. It is a relative dry location where the bedrock is only covered by a thin layer of soil with low heath vegetation/dwarf shrubs. The station is running West Greenland Time (UTC-3). Meteorological data from AWS3 can be found under Meteorology (AWS3-Meteorology) Soil moisture from AWS3 can be found under Soil (AWS3-SoilMoisture). All data are logged by 30 minutes interval using a CR1000 datalogger from Campbell Sci. Soil:Soil GeoBasis Disko: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:

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: GeoBasis Disko - Soil - AWS3-SoilTemperature. (10.17897/26CH-9Z43) [download date: 2021-05-18]
  • Author Name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 2018-07-15  Temporal coverage end: 2019-09-16
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ -53.4673233032227, 69.2655258178711 ], "type": "Point" }
Station arctic-station
Variable measured
  • Variable name: Date  Variable unit: YYYY-MM-DD  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Time  Variable description: West Greenland Time (UTC-3)  Variable unit: HH:MM  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Soil temperature 5cm_°C  Variable description: Soil temperature measured 5cm below ground surface (Sensor: DeltaT Devices, SM300)  Variable unit: °C  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Soil temperature 10cm_°C  Variable description: Soil temperature measured 10cm below ground surface (Sensor: DeltaT Devices, SM300)  Variable unit: °C  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Soil temperature 20cm_°C  Variable description: Soil temperature measured 20cm below ground surface (Sensor: DeltaT Devices, SM300)  Variable unit: °C  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Soil temperature 40cm_°C  Variable description: Soil temperature measured 40cm below ground surface (Sensor: DeltaT Devices, SM300)  Variable unit: °C  Variable URL:
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2019-01-01
    Date modified
    • Publisher name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring  Publisher URL: