Rennermalm, Asa K; Smith, Laurence C; Chu, Vena W; Moustafa, Samiah E; Pitcher, Lincoln; Gleason, Colin (2014): Proglacial river dataset from the Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua River northern tributary, Southwest Greenland, 2008 - 2013, Version 2.0. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.838812
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The dataset contains measurements of river stage and discharge for one sites along the Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua River's northern tributary, with 30 minute temporal resolution between June 2008 and August 2013 This river is a tributary to the Watson River discharging into Kangerlussuaq Fjord by the town of Kangerlussuaq, Southwest Greenland. Additional data of water temperature, air pressure are also provided.
Compared to version 1.0 of the dataset, this dataset used a total of 36 in situ discharge observations collected between 2008 and 2012 to construct the rating curve. Furthermore, data of Station AK-004-001 between 2010-09-06T11:30 to 2010-09-07T13:30 have been removed from version 2.0 because these values were likely caused by backflow when a jokulhlaup from a large glacier dammed lake caused increased water levels in the downstreams lake. Thus, data measured at AK-004-001 between 2010-09-06T11:30 to 2010-09-07T13:30 are not representative for the AK-004 catchment.
Rennermalm, Asa K; Smith, Laurence C; Chu, Vena W; Forster, Richard R; Box, Jason E; Hagedorn, Birgit (2012): Proglacial river dataset from the Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua River northern tributary, Southwest Greenland, 2008 – 2010. Earth System Science Data, 4(1), 1-12, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-4-1-2012
Tedesco, Marco; Box, Jason E; Cappelen, J; Fettweis, Xavier; Jensen, T; Mote, T L; Rennermalm, Asa K; Smith, Laurence C; van de Wal, Roderik S W; Wahr, John (2014): The Arctic: Greenland Ice Sheet in "State of the Climate 2013". Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95(7), 136-137, https://doi.org/10.1175/2014BAMSStateoftheClimate.1
Median Latitude: 67.139115 * Median Longitude: -50.122100 * South-bound Latitude: 67.131680 * West-bound Longitude: -50.137590 * North-bound Latitude: 67.146550 * East-bound Longitude: -50.106610
Date/Time Start: 2007-06-02T04:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2013-08-15T15:00:00
Refer to reference publication for detailed description of methods. Compared to version 1.0 of the dataset, this dataset used a total of 36 in situ discharge observations collected between 2008 and 2012 to construct the rating curve. The discharge estimates have an average uncertainty of 22.7%. This dataset was presented in Tedesco et al. (2014). Funding for this data set was provided by NASA Cryospheric Sciences Program grant NNG05GN89G.
Datasets listed in this publication series
- Rennermalm, AK; Smith, LC; Chu, VW et al. (2014): Time series of surface pressure at station AK-002-002, 2008-2013, Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.838810
- Rennermalm, AK; Smith, LC; Chu, VW et al. (2014): River discharge at station AK-004-001, 2008-2013, Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.838811