GeoBasis Zackenberg - Soil properties - P1_Soil_temperature_0m

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 has broken on several occasions: 2000, replaced in 2001. 2004, replaced in 2005. 2005, replaced in 2006. 2006, replaced in 2007. 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:

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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 Zackenberg - Soil properties - P1_Soil_temperature_0m. (10.17897/BV8E-0170) [download date: 2021-05-26]
  • Author Name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 1995-08-12  Temporal coverage end: 2019-07-24
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ -20.58572912, 74.46079239 ], "type": "Point" }
Station zackenberg-research-station
Variable measured
  • Variable name: Date  Variable description: -  Variable unit: YYYY-MM-DD  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Time  Variable description: -  Variable unit: HH:MM  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Temperature_°C  Variable description: Soil temperature measured in either 0, 10 or 50 cms depth, in degrees celcius  Variable unit: -  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Status  Variable description: -  Variable unit: °C  Variable URL:
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2019-01-01
    Date modified
    • Publisher name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring  Publisher URL: