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Shallow Borehole Temperatures, Ilulissat, Greenland
Entry ID: GGD631

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Abstract: This data set contains borehole temperatures from Ilulissat, west Greenland (69°N, 51°N, 44 m asl), recorded from 21 thermistors 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, 9 m, 11 m, 13 m, and 15 m below the surface. Snow depth, snow extent, and surface air temperature were also recorded. Thermometers recorded temperatures once a day from 06 November 1968 to 15 June 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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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 69.0   S: 69.0   E: -51.0   W: -51.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Olesen, O.B
Dataset Title: Shallow Borehole Temperatures, Ilulissat, Greenland
Dataset Series Name: GGD631
Dataset Release Date: 2003-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
Dataset Publisher: Greenlandic Geological Survey, GEUS
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1968-11-06
Stop Date: 1982-06-15
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 45 38 14 20 00
Fax: 45 38 14 20 50
Email: obo at
Contact Address:
GEUS, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Oester Voldgade 10
City: Koebenhavn K
Postal Code: 1350
Country: Denmark
Smith, S., M. Burgess, and H.H. Christiansen. 2002. Compilation and documentation of variations in permafrost conditions in Greenland and the adjacent Canadian Arctic. Unpublished report for Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost. 9 pp. Van Tatenhove, F.G.M., and O.B. Olesen. 1994. Ground temperature and related permafrost characteristics in West Greenland. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 5:199-215.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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