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Country meta data

  GREENLAND [DENMARK]


Availability of station meta data

Out of 85 stations,

- all stations have coordinates

- 76 stations have elevation

- no station has a description of land use

- no station has a specified soil type

- no station has a surface cover description

- 5 stations have additional remarks

- no station has a picture of the measurement location

Available series

An overview of all available daily series for stations in GREENLAND [DENMARK] can be found in the Data dictionary.

Participants who provided data for this country

Name

Affiliation

City, country

# Series

Claus Kern-Hansen

Danish Meteorological Institute

Copenhagen, Denmark

98 %

GSN network

World Meteorological Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

1 %

EMULATE project

Climatic Research Unit

Norwich, United kingdom

< 1 %

Record highs and lows

Lowest minimum temperature

11 Feb 1961

   Station Nord

-51.0

°C

Highest minimum temperature

23 Aug 2002

   Mitt. Kulusuk

34.6

°C

Lowest maximum temperature

20 Jan 1970

   Station Nord

-42.5

°C

Highest maximum temperature

31 Aug 2002

   Mitt. Kulusuk

50.4

°C

Highest precipitation amount

30 Nov 2010

   Godthaab

292.0

mm

Homogeneity test results

The table below shows the number of stations classified as either "Useful" or "Doubtful" (left number) in relation to the total number of station series having sufficient data (right number) for segments of the blended series at each station within fixed time periods. A description of the homogeneity tests that have been applied is given in Project Info > ATBD.

Cloud cover

Precipitation

Pressure

Temperature

Humidity

Wind

Sunshine

1851-2016

1901-1950

0 / 4

2 / 2

1901-2016

0 / 2

2 / 2

1951-1978

6 / 6

9 / 14

14 / 14

0 / 1

1 / 1

6 / 9

1951-2016

1 / 2

6 / 8

15 / 15

0 / 2

1 / 2

1979-2016

2 / 3

7 / 9

20 / 20

1 / 4

5 / 6

Extreme events affecting GREENLAND [DENMARK]

- Heat wave in Central and Western Europe, Summer 2003

- Mild winter of 2007

- Cold in Central and Western Europe, Winter 2009

- Cold in Europe, Winter 2010

Feedback and contact information

ECA&D Project Team
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

P.O. Box 201
3730 AE De Bilt
The Netherlands
e-mail: eca@knmi.nl
fax: + 31 30 2204614