GeoBasis Zackenberg - Soil properties - Sal-2_Soil_moisture

Soil moisture has been measured in 5, 10 and 30 cms depth from 2003 - 2004. After the 2004 season the cables to the sensors in 5 and 10 cms depth were cut by foxes. The cables were repaired, but the data is unreliable. The soil moisture in 30 cms depth has been measured from 2003 - now. The plot is located at a typical snow bed site, dominated by salix vegetation, adjacent to the BioBasis phenology plot Sal-6. Soil moisture is measured manully every week, during the snow free season. 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 - Sal-2_Soil_moisture. (10.17897/JEVQ-QN71) [download date: 2021-05-26]
  • Author Name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 2003-08-16  Temporal coverage end: 2019-09-16
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ -20.54077634, 74.47147786 ], "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: Soil_moisture_5_cm_vol_%  Variable description: Soil moisture measured in 5 cm's depth, in volume percent. In use from 2003 - 2004  Variable unit: %  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Soil_moisture_10_cm_vol_%  Variable description: Soil moisture measured in 10 cm's depth, in volume percent. In use from 2003 - 2004  Variable unit: %  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Soil_moisture_30_cm_vol_%  Variable description: Soil moisture measured in 30 cm's depth, in volume percent. In use from 2003 - now  Variable unit: %  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Active_layer_cm  Variable unit: Cm  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Remarks  Variable description: -  Variable unit: -  Variable URL:
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2019-01-01
    Date modified
    • Publisher name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring  Publisher URL: