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GeoBasis

Nuuk - Kobbefjord

General

Program / partnership
Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM)
Project start
15.05.2008
Project end
31.10.2021
Type of project
Monitoring
Project theme
Ecosystems
Project topic
Climate research
Ecosystems
Ecosystems, terrestrial
Hydrology
Meteorology
Monitoring
Snow

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, South-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 64.135535477437, -51.381354332779

Fieldwork start
15.05.2020
Fieldwork end
21.10.2020

Project details

14.01.2020
Science / project plan

The GeoBasis Nuuk monitoring program started in 2008 as a part of the cross disciplinary Greenland Environmental Monitoring (GEM) program. 

The primary objective of GeoBasis Nuuk is to establish baseline knowledge on the dynamics of fundamental abiotic terrestrial parameters within the environment/ecosystem around Kobbefjord, Nuuk. This is done through a long term collection of data that includes the following sub-topics;

  • Snow properties; including spatial and temporal variation in snow cover, depth and density.
  • Soil properties; spatially distributed monitoring of key soil parameters such as temperature, moisture, and concentration of nutrient ions
  • Meteorology; monitoring of essential meteorological variables across various surface types and elevations.
  • Gas Fluxes; plot and landscape scale flux monitoring of CO2, H2O and energy in wet and dry ecosystems.
  • Hydrology; monitoring of seasonal variation in river water chemistry.
Science / project summary

The GeoBasis Nuuk monitoring program started in 2008 as a part of the cross disciplinary Greenland Environmental Monitoring (GEM) program. 

The primary objective of GeoBasis Nuuk is to establish baseline knowledge on the dynamics of fundamental abiotic terrestrial parameters within the environment/ecosystem around Kobbefjord, Nuuk.

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