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Borehole locations and permafrost depths, Alaska, USA
Entry ID: GGD223

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Abstract: The methods utilized by the U.S. Geological Survey to measure subsurface temperatures have evolved considerably over the years. Although some of the early measurements were obtained using thermistor strings frozen into permafrost, the vast majority of the measurements were made in fluid-filled holes using a custom temperature sensor. A typical sensor used in Alaska prior to 1989 consisted of a ... View entire text
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  N: 71.19   S: 62.19   E: -141.15   W: -165.77

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Clow, G.D
Dataset Title: Borehole locations and permafrost depths, Alaska, USA
Dataset Series Name: GGD223
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
Stop Date: 1989-12-31
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Frozen Ground Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 303-236-5509
Fax: 303-236-5349
Email: clow at
Contact Address:
US Geological Survey
Denver Federal Center, Box 25046, MS980
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225
Country: USA
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Clow, G.D., R.W. Saltus, and E.D. Waddington (1996): A new high-precision borehole-temperature logging system used at GISP2, Greenland, and Taylor Dome, Antarctica, J. Glaciology, vol. 42, 576-584. Lachenbruch, A.H. and M.C. Brewer (1959): Dissipation of the temperature effect of drilling a well in Arctic Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1083-C, 109 pp. Sass, J.H., A.H. Lachenbruch, R.J. ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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