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GeoBasis-Zackenberg 2020

General

Organisation
Program / partnership
Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM)
Project start
01.04.2020
Project end
31.03.2021
Type of project
Monitoring
Project theme
Weather, climate & atmosphere
Project topic
Atmospheric science
Biogeochemistry
Carbon
Climate research
Ecology
Ecosystems
Ecosystems, terrestrial
Environmental science
Geomorphology
Geoscience
Hydrology
Meteorology
Monitoring
Snow

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-East
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 74.4694302, -20.5733121

Fieldwork start
13.04.2020
Fieldwork end
04.11.2020

Project details

27.03.2020
Science / project plan

The GeoBasis GeoBasis monitoring program started in 1996 as a part of the cross disciplinary Greenland Environmental Monitoring (GEM) program. 

The primary objective of GeoBasis Disko is to establish baseline knowledge on the dynamics of fundamental abiotic terrestrial parameters within the environment/ecosystem around Arctic Station. 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 discharge, chemistry and suspended sediment.
  • Geomorphology; monitoring of shorelines, delta progression/retreats
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