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Rock Temperatures, Sermilik, SE Greenland

Summary

This dataset provides air temperature and bedrock temperature data from a nunatak (515 m ASL) at the Mittivakkat glacier in southeast Greenland. The data were collected at 3-hour intervals, between 1993 and 2002, and include air temperature at 2 m, and rock temperature at 25 cm and at 100 cm. Data are missing for the summer of 1998. Data are available via ftp.

Citing These Data:

Hasholt, B. and H.H. Christiansen. 2003. Rock Temperatures, Sermilik, Southeast Greenland. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital Media.

Overview Table

Category Description
Data format Tab-delimited ASCII file
Spatial coverage Mittivakkat glacier, Sermilik, southeast Greenland
Temporal coverage 1993 - 2002
File naming convention ggd276_rocktmp_sermilik.txt
File size 1 MB
Parameter(s) air temperature at 2 m, rock temperature at 25 cm and at 100 cm
Procedures for obtaining data data are available via ftp

Table of Contents

1. Contacts and Acknowledgments
2. Detailed Data Description
3. Document Information

1. Contacts:

Investigator(s) Name and Title:

Bent Hasholt
Institute of Geography
University of Copenhagen
Øster Voldgade 10
København K
DK-1350 Denmark

Hanne Hvidtfeldt Christiansen
Institute of Geography
University of Oslo
P.O.Box 1042 Blindern
Oslo
0316 Norway

Ole Humlum
Department of Geology
The University Centre on Svalbard, UNIS
P.O. Box 156
Longyearbyen
9171 Norway

Technical Contact:

NSIDC User Services
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University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0449  USA
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e-mail: nsidc@nsidc.org

2. Detailed Data Description:

Format:

The data are provided in a tab-delimited ASCII file, named ggd276_rocktmp_sermilik.txt.

File headers in the file include:

Year
Month
Date
Hour
Air Temperature (2 m)(°C)
Rock Temperature (0.25 m)(°C)
Rock Temperature (1 m)(°C)

Sample Data File:

Year	Month	Date	Hour	AirTemperature(2m)(C)	RockTemperature(0.25m)(C) 	RockTemperature(1m)(C)
1994	9	28	3	-3.534357		-3.011376			-2.12579

File Size:

The ASCII file is 1 MB.

Spatial Coverage:

Data were collected from a nunatak (515 m ASL) at the Mittivakkat glacier in southeast Greenland (65.45° N, 38.00° W).

Temporal Coverage:

Data were collected between June 1993 and May 2002, at 3-hour intervals. Data are absent from May 8 to August 13 1998.

Parameter or Variable:

This data set consists of air temperature in Celsius at 2 m and rock temperature at 0.25 m and at 1 m.

3. Document Information:

Document Creation Date:

04 March 2003

Document URL:

http://nsidc.org/data/ggd276.html