Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3819–3845, 2021

Special issue: Extreme environment datasets for the three poles

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3819–3845, 2021

Data description paper 06 Aug 2021

Data description paper | 06 Aug 2021

Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet (PROMICE) automatic weather station data

Robert S. Fausto et al.

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The Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet (PROMICE) has been measuring climate and ice sheet properties since 2007. Here, we present our data product from weather and ice sheet measurements from a network of automatic weather stations mainly located in the melt area of the ice sheet. Currently the PROMICE automatic weather station network includes 25 instrumented sites in Greenland.