Data Set ID:

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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Temporal Coverage:
  • 1967-09-01 to 1982-08-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 66.94, S: 66.94, E: -53.64, W: -53.64

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
  • Frozen Ground > Active Layer
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
  • Soils > Soil Temperature
Data Format(s):
Not specified
Data Contributor(s): Niels Foged, Ole B. Olesen, Hanne Christiansen, F.G.M. van Tatenhove

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

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.

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