Meteorology, Vegetation, Radiation, Microtopography, and Thaw Depth Data, Alaska, 1995-1996
Entry ID: ARCSS012

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Abstract: Data include temperature, relative humidity, long- and short-wave radiation, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), leaf area index (LAI), microtopography, and thaw depth data for study sites on the North Slope of Alaska. Meteorological parameters were measured at 20-second intervals and averaged to 6-minute records in a data logger. Data were later averaged to one hour. Radiation data were recorded every hour. Microtopography and thaw depths were measured by Terry Chapin's group from the University of California at Berkeley. Resolution of height contours is 0.3048 cm (1/100 of a foot). Thaw depths are given in meters.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 69.0   S: 69.0   E: -150.0   W: -150.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: F. Stuart Chapin III, Werner Eugster, and Joe McFadden
Dataset Title: Meteorology, Vegetation, Radiation, Microtopography, and Thaw Depth Data, Alaska, 1995-1996
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-12-31
Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 0.3048 cm
Vertical Resolution Range: < 1 meter
Temporal Resolution: HOURLY
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
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Dataset ID: ARCSS012

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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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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 Media: ftp
Contact Address:
Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1998-08-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-15
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