Meteorological observations at Bayelva Station in 2019 (level 1)


Understanding permafrost processes and changes requires long-term observational datasets. This dataset is a continuation of the dataset available from the Bayelva Site at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, where meteorology, energy balance components and subsurface observations have been made for the last 20 years. The data provide observations of temporally variable parameters that mitigate energy fluxes between permafrost and atmosphere, such as snow depth, snow dielectric number, snow temperature, liquid precipitation, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction and radiation fluxes. They are suitable for use in integrating, calibrating and testing permafrost as a component in Earth System Models. The resulting quality-controlled dataset is unique in the Arctic and serves as a baseline for future studies.

This dataset of 2019 is a continuation of a data record, which was published in Boike et al. (2018), doi:10.5194/essd-10-355-2018. If you use this dataset, please cite this publication.

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Creator Boike, Julia ORCID logo; Grünberg, Inge ORCID logo; Lange, Stephan ORCID logo; Bornemann, Niko (ORCID: 0000-0001-5415-509X); Cable, William L ORCID logo; Lehr, Christian
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 576976 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (11.833 LON, 78.921 LAT); Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-12-31T23:30:00Z