GeoBasis Zackenberg - Soil properties - S4_Soil_temperature_0m

Soil temperature is measured in 0 cm in a transect though a snow fan, at four sites, about 250 Southwest of the Zackenberg research station. The four sites are: S1: Gravel plateau North of the snow fan, S2: In the upper part of the snow fan, S3: the lower part of the snow fan and S4: In front of the slope and snow fan. The soil temperature sensors were installed in 1995. Initially the temperature was recorded every fifth hour until 1996 where the logging interval was changed to very second hour, from 2005 the temperature has been recorded every hour. Blank cells are missing data. 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 - S4_Soil_temperature_0m. (10.17897/87A0-Z979) [download date: 2021-05-26]
  • Author Name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 1995-08-27  Temporal coverage end: 2019-07-24
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ -20.59149049, 74.46956023 ], "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 cms depth, in degrees celcius  Variable unit: °C  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Status  Variable description: -  Variable unit: -  Variable URL:
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2019-01-01
    Date modified
    • Publisher name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring  Publisher URL: