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Active-Layer and Permafrost Temperatures, Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg), Greenland
Entry ID: GGD23

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Abstract: This data set contains active-layer and permafrost temperatures from Sisimiut, west Greenland, recorded from 18 sensors 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, and 9 m below the surface. Snow depth, snow extent, and surface air temperature were also recorded. Thermometers recorded temperatures once a day from September 1967 to August 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: 66.94   S: 66.94   E: -53.64   W: -53.64

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Olesen, O.B., F.G.M. van Tatenhove, H. Hvidtfeldt, and N. Foged
Dataset Title: Active-Layer and Permafrost Temperatures, Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg), Greenland
Dataset Series Name: GGD23
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: 1967-09-01
Stop Date: 1982-08-31
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Danish Technical University
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Postal Code: 2800
Country: Denmark
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Olesen, O.B. 1967a. Ground temperature measurements in West Greenland. The Geological Survey of Greenland, Report no. 15, 25-26. Olesen, O.B. 1967b. Oprettelse af stationer til maaling af jordtemperaturer i Holsteinsborg og Soendre Stroemfjord. Report Greenland Geological Survey, 19 p. In Danish. 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: 2016-11-18