Fieldwork / Study
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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