GlacioBasis Zackenberg - Glacier ice - AWS-Zack-M

Ice temperature profile at station Zack-M Glacier ice:Glacier ice GlacioBasis Zackenberg:Since 2008, the GlacioBasis programme has been monitoring the glacier surface mass balance at the A.P. Olsen Ice Cap and its response to climate forcing. Greenland’s glaciers and Ice Caps are losing mass at a rate more than double of the Ice Sheet when adjusted for size, accounting for 14-20 % of the total sea level rise contribution from Greenland. As the glaciological component of a core WMO GCW CryoNet site and a contributor to the GTN-G through WGMS, the GlacioBasis datasets complement the ongoing monitoring based at Zackenberg, enable process-based understanding of physical processes driven by glacier melt water run-off in the downstream terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and can inform regional and global assessments under AMAP and IPCC. GlacioBasis operates the year-round automatic monitoring of A.P. Olsen Ice Cap near-surface weather at three stations, a network of ablation stakes covering the entire altitude range, and geophysical survey campaigns on the ground (radar snow depth) and airborne (surface elevation from lidar, ice thickness from radar). GlacioBasis data collection is adaptively updated to support research in processes emerging as key sources of nonlinearity in the cryosphere, including melt water retention and albedo feedbacks. As a representative Northeast Greenland Ice Cap, A.P. Olsen observations delivered by GlacioBasis are available to the national and international remote sensing and climate modelling communities for calibration, validation and upscaling purposes.

Data and Resources

Dataset extent

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Source http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28
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Citation Read the GEM terms of use and how to cite: https://data.g-e-m.dk/Media/Greenland%20Ecosystem%20Monitoring_Data_ToU_final.pdf. For example: Data were provided by the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring Programme. Dataset: GlacioBasis Zackenberg - Glacier ice - AWS-Zack-M. https://doi.org/10.17897/0TFZ-TR28 (10.17897/0TFZ-TR28) [download date: 2021-05-26]
Authors
  • Author Name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 2008-03-29  Temporal coverage end: 2020-06-30
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ -21.6000003814697, 74.6500015258789 ], "type": "Point" }
Station zackenberg-research-station
Collaborator
Variable measured
  • Variable name: date  Variable description: date  Variable unit: YYYY-MM-DD  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=date
  • Variable name: time  Variable description: time  Variable unit: HH:MM:SS  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=time
  • Variable name: p_trans  Variable description: High of the ablation meter pressure transducer liquid column  Variable unit: M  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=p_trans
  • Variable name: h_ice  Variable description: Sonic ranger height above snow and ice surface (on stakes drilled in the ice)  Variable unit: M  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=h_ice
  • Variable name: ice_T1  Variable description: Ice Temperature 1 m below reference mark (the thermistor strings melts out during the season)  Variable unit: deg C  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=ice_T1
  • Variable name: ice_T2  Variable description: Ice Temperature 2 m below reference mark (the thermistor strings melts out during the season)  Variable unit: deg C  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=ice_T2
  • Variable name: ice_T3  Variable description: Ice Temperature 3 m below reference mark (the thermistor strings melts out during the season)  Variable unit: deg C  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=ice_T3
  • Variable name: ice_T4  Variable description: Ice Temperature 4 m below reference mark (the thermistor strings melts out during the season)  Variable unit: deg C  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=ice_T4
  • Variable name: ice_T5  Variable description: Ice Temperature 5 m below reference mark (the thermistor strings melts out during the season)  Variable unit: deg C  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=ice_T5
  • Variable name: ice_T6  Variable description: Ice Temperature 6 m below reference mark (the thermistor strings melts out during the season)  Variable unit: deg C  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=ice_T6
  • Variable name: ice_T7  Variable description: Ice Temperature 7 m below reference mark (the thermistor strings melts out during the season)  Variable unit: deg C  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=ice_T7
  • Variable name: ice_T8  Variable description: Ice Temperature 8 m below reference mark (the thermistor strings melts out during the season)  Variable unit: deg C  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=ice_T8
  • Variable name: lat  Variable description: GPS Latitude north  Variable unit: Deg  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=lat
  • Variable name: lon  Variable description: GPS Longitude west  Variable unit: Deg  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=lon
  • Variable name: alt  Variable description: GPS elevation  Variable unit: M  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=alt
  • Variable name: qual  Variable description: GPS solution quality  Variable unit: -  Variable URL: http://data.g-e-m.dk/datasets?doi=10.17897/0TFZ-TR28&column=qual
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2020-01-01
    Date modified
    Status
    Publisher
    • Publisher name: Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring  Publisher URL: https://data.g-e-m.dk
    Provider
    License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/