Data collected through the GEOSummit baseline measurement program is available to interested parties. Archived data is available through the various links found below. For the most up to date information contact the SCO.

Long Term Observations

  • Current Long-Term Instruments at Summit - This table lists the current year-round measurements at Summit Station and the best point-of-contact for further information.
  • NSF Arctic Data Center - The Arctic Data Center is the primary data and software repository for the Arctic section of NSF Polar Programs. To find data sets from Summit, Greenland, type "Summit, Greenland" in the 'Location' field of the 'Filter by:' side menu.
  • IASOA - The International Arctic System for Observing the Atmosphere (IASOA) is an international consortium of ten independently funded atmospheric observatories encircling the Arctic. The IASOA data portal provides access to long-term, in situ pan-Arctic measurements, including those made at Summit Station, Greenland.
  • NOAA-ESRL - The NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (NOAA-ESRL) established a baseline measurement program at Summit Station in 2003. The ESRL/Global Monitoring Division Data Finder page provides ftp access to Summit Station data for the following variables: Surface Ozone, Meteorology, CFC-11, CFC-113, CFC-12, Carbon Tetrachloride, Halon-1211, Methyl Chloroform, Nitrous Oxide, Sulfur Hexafluoride, C13/C12 in Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Dioxide, Methane, O18/O16 in Carbon Dioxide, Ozone, ethane, i-butane, i-pentane, n-butane, n-pentane, propane
  • FLEXPART - FLEXPART Lagrangian Transport calculations by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research. The atmospheric backward transport annalysis products are helpful for understanding the observed air mass histories at Summit Station. If runs for your period of interest are not available, please contact the PI (John Burkhart).
  • ICECAPS - In spring of 2010, the ongoing measurements at Summit Station were significantly enhanced with new capabilities to observe cloud, atmosphere, and precipitation properties. These upgrades were made by the Integrated Characterization of Energy, Clouds, Atmospheric state, and Precipitation at Summit (ICECAPS) project. New instruments at the site include: cloud radar, depolarization lidar, micropulse lidar, infrared spectrometer, microwave radiometers, ceilometer, precipitation sensors, ice crystal imaging, and a twice-daily radiosonde program.
  • GC-NET - The Greenland Climate Network (GC-NET) is a network of automatic weather stations (AWS) across the Greenland Ice Sheet maintained by Dr. Konrad Steffen at UC-Boulder. Summit Station AWS data can be requested via an online form. An extensive resource of meteorlogical data related to Greenland can also be found here. Additionally, you may wish to contact individuals involved with the PARCA project.
  • NSF Polar Programs UV Monitoring Network - The National Science Foundation (NSF) Ultraviolet (UV) Monitoring Network was established in 1987 by the NSF Division of Polar Programs. Observations include the Arctic and are now part of NSF's Arctic Observing Network. The project is providing data to researchers studying the effects of ozone depletion on terrestrial and marine biological systems. Data are also used for the validation of satellite observations and for the verification of models describing the transfer of radiation through the atmosphere.

Geographic Information Services

  • UNAVCO Summit - UNAVCO and CH2M Hill Polar Services operate a GPS system at Summit Camp, Greenland in support of National Science Foundation sponsored research. The system provides centimeter level differential corrections to properly equipped users in the vicinity of Summit Camp. The equipment may be used for post-processed static and kinematic surveys, as well as real-time (RTK) surveys, simplifying many GPS survey tasks that would otherwise require time consuming collection and post-processing of data. The system is not compatible with hand-held GPS navigation receivers.
  • Summit GIS - Summit GIS details past and current disturbances in the snow at Summit Station, Greenland, from science and logistical activities. You can currently show or hide various data layers from 2014; click on any point, line, or polygon to see its name; measure distances; and use standard google navigation tools.

Instrument and Sampling Protocols

  • GEOSummit Protocols (caution, slow download) - For every instrument or sample collection program left at the station, it is required to provide a Protocol Document for the year-round science technicians.

Investigator Specific Data

  • Currently there is not a central platform for multi-collaborator data distribution. For specific information related to research, it is recommended to contact investigators directly. For questions regarding the best point of contact, please contact the SCO.