Weather station data acquired in situ from the surface of the Greenland ice sheet at more than 20 stations, mainly situated in the ablation zone (melting part) of the ice sheet, ranging in elevation from a few hundred to approx. 1800 metres above sea level.

A detailed readme-file is provided with the dataset, describing the data and metadata. More in-depth description is provided in: 1. Van As, D. (2011) Warming, glacier melt and surface energy budget from weather station observations in the Melville Bay region of northwest Greenland. Journal of Glaciology, 57 (202), 208-220, doi:10.3189/002214311796405898. 2. Citterio, M., D. van As, A.P. Ahlstrøm, M.L. Andersen, S.B. Andersen, J.E. Box, C. Charalampidis, W.T. Colgan, R.S. Fausto, S. Nielsen, M. Veicherts (2015) ‘Automatic weather stations for basic and applied glaciological research’, Geol. Surv. Denmark Greenland Bull., 33, 69–72. (link:

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Principal Investigator Robert S. Fausto
Data Curator Robert S. Fausto
Version 3.0
Last Updated January 20, 2022, 14:01 (UTC)
Created November 26, 2018, 13:25 (UTC)
Parameter name(s) {"Air temperature (2m), Wind speed and direction (2m), Air pressure, Shortwave radiation budget, Longwave radiation budget, Relative humidity, Ice temperature (8 depths), Station tilt X and Y, Elevation, Latitude, Longitude, Ice ablation, Snow height",""}
Project/Program name(s) {"PROMICE is supported by Danish Cooperation for Environment in the Arctic (DANCEA) under the Danish Energy Agency, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and the Greenland Analogue Project (GAP)",""}
Observing system name {"PROMICE - Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet",""}