Borehole Temperatures from the North Slope of Alaska, 1977-2003
Entry ID: ARCSS034

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Abstract: This data set contains temperatures collected from boreholes on the North Slope of Alaska at 23 sites between 1977 and 2003. Most data fall into a date range of 1983-2003. The data consist of manually measured temperature profiles. PLEASE NOTE: These data and documentation files are presented as received from the Principal Investigator (PI) and have not undergone the normal ADCC quality control procedures. This data set will not receive routine NSIDC User Services support until ADCC staff have completely prepared the data for publication. Until this disclaimer has been removed, users should send questions and comments about this data set to NSIDC will forward these inquiries to the PI for resolution.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 68.0   E: -140.0   W: -165.0
Min Depth: 0 M Max Depth: 80 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Thomas E. Osterkamp
Dataset Title: Borehole Temperatures from the North Slope of Alaska, 1977-2002
Dataset Release Date: 2000-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1977-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-01-01
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Dataset ID: ARCSS034

Data Center Personnel
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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Phone: 907-474-7548
Fax: 907-474-7290
Email: ffteo at
Contact Address:
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7320
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Osterkamp, T. E. 1985. Temperature measurements in permafrost. Report No. FHWA-AK-RD-85-11. Fairbanks, AK: Alaska DOTPF. 87 pp.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-05-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-11
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