Data Set ID:
GGD23

Active-Layer and Permafrost Temperatures, Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg), Greenland, Version 1

This data set contains active-layer and permafrost temperatures from Sisimiut, west Greenland, recorded from 18 sensors at depths of 0.25 m, 0.5 m, 0.75 m, 1 m, 1.25 m, 1.5 m, 1.75 m, 2 m, 2.5 m, 3 m, 3.5 m, 4 m, 4.5 m, 5 m, 6 m, 7 m, 8 m, and 9 m below the surface. Snow depth, snow extent, and surface air temperature were also recorded. Thermometers recorded temperatures once a day from September 1967 to August 1982; however, this data set only contains bi-weekly averages. Data are in tab-delimited ASCII text format and are available via FTP.

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Parameter(s):
  • Frozen Ground > Active Layer > ACTIVE LAYER
  • Soils > Soil Temperature > SOIL TEMPERATURE
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Data Format(s):Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
N: 66.94, 
S: 66.94, 
E: -53.64, 
W: -53.64
Platform(s):Not specified
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):Not specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 September 1967 to 31 August 1982
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Niels Foged, Ole B. Olesen, Hanne Christiansen, F.G.M. van Tatenhove

Geographic Coverage

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Olesen, O.B., F.G.M. van Tatenhove, H. Hvidtfeldt, and N. Foged 2003. Active-Layer and Permafrost Temperatures, Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg), Greenland, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Copenhagen, Denmark. Greenlandic Geological Survey, GEUS. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/agy6-ky59. [Date Accessed].

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