Time Series of Seasonally Frozen Ground Depth in the Russian Arctic, 1930-1990
Entry ID: ARCSS166

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Summary
Abstract: This data set consists of seasonally frozen ground depth measurements based on soil temperatures in the Russian Arctic. Seasonal freezing and thawing processes in cold regions play a major role in ecosystem diversity, productivity, and the Arctic hydrological system. Long-term changes in seasonal freeze and thaw depths are also important indicators of climate change. Investigators collected data from 211 ground-based stations. The record extends from 1930 to 1990 and includes seasonal freeze depths derived from soil temperature data that are averaged yearly. Data are in tab-delimited ASCII text format and are available via FTP.
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Description: Time Series of Active Layer Thickness in the Russian Arctic, 1930-1990
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 68.9   S: 42.7   E: 180.0   W: 30.8
Min Altitude: 1 M Max Altitude: 1758 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Tingjun Zhang
Dataset Title: Time Series of Seasonally Frozen Ground Depth in the Russian Arctic, 1930-1990
Dataset Release Date: 2006-09-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: Digital media
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss166.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1930-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 39 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
Fees: None
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 303-492-6199
Fax: 303-492-2359
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, R. G. Barry, and D. Gilichinsky. 2004. Interdecadal changes in seasonal freeze and thaw depths in Russia. Journal of Geophysical Research 109, D05101. doi:10.1029/2003JD004245.

Gilichinsky, D. A., R. G. Barry, S. S. Bykhovets, et. al. 1998. A century of temperature observations of soil climate: Methods of analysis and long-term trends, in Proceedings of 7th ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-09-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-13
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