GeoBasis Zackenberg - Soil properties - ZEROCALM-2_Soil_moisture

Soil moisture is measured every week, during the snow free season, along row 1 and 6 in the ZEROCALM-2 grid (highlighted in chart in: GeoBasis_Zack_Soil_properties_ZEROCALM-2_Soil_moisture.pdf). Soil moisture is measured every 10th meter in each row. Measurements were initiated in 1997 (where only one measurement was made at each grid node), however measurements were paused until 2004, whereafter three replicates were made by each grid stone, if possible. Soil moisture is measured manually using a ThetaProbe which measures the soil moisture within the first 6 cm from the soil surface (indicated with 0-6_cm in the columnname). 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 - ZEROCALM-2_Soil_moisture. (10.17897/9KM6-JD91) [download date: 2021-05-26]
  • Author Name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 1997-07-25  Temporal coverage end: 2019-07-26
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ -20.57, 74.47 ], "type": "Point" }
Station zackenberg-research-station
Variable measured
  • Variable name: Date  Variable description: -  Variable unit: YYYY-MM-DD  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Grid node  Variable description: ID of grid nodes at which measurements are made  Variable unit: -  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Soil_moisture_0-6_cm_vol_%_1  Variable description: First soil moisture replicate  Variable unit: %  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Soil_moisture_0-6_cm_vol_%_2  Variable description: Second soil moisture replicate  Variable unit: %  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Soil_moisture_0-6_cm_vol_%_3  Variable description: Third soil moisture replicate  Variable unit: %  Variable URL:
  • Variable name: Remarks  Variable description: Comments on snow cover, water saturation and frozen soil conditions  Variable unit: -  Variable URL:
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2019-01-01
    Date modified
    • Publisher name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring  Publisher URL: