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GeoBasis Disko

Ecosystem Monitoring

General

Program / partnership
Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM)
Project start
01.04.2019
Project end
31.03.2020
Type of project
Monitoring
Project theme
Ecosystems
Project topic
Ecosystems
Ecosystems, terrestrial
Geomorphology
Hydrology
Meteorlogy
Monitoring
Snow

Fieldwork / Study

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

Geolocation is 69.253327, -53.5173201

Fieldwork start
15.05.2019
Fieldwork end
15.09.2019

Project details

03.01.2019
Science / project plan

The GeoBasis Disko monitoring program started in 2017 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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