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Active layer and permafrost properties, including snow depth, soil temperature, and soil moisture, Barrow, Alaska
Entry ID: GGD222

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Abstract: This data set contains soil temperature, soil moisture, thaw depth, and snow depth data collected at test sites near Barrow, Alaska, during the following years. Soil temperature data - 1963-1966, 1993 Soil moisture data - 1963 Thaw depth - 1962-1968, 1991-1993 Snow depth - 1963-1964 This study focused on characterizing the active soil layer at Barrow, and determining the relationships between and among these physical properties at permafrost sites in the Arctic. This site is U1 of the IPA's Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program and later measurements are available at the CALM Web site.
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Dataset Originator/Creator: Brown, J. anf F. Nelson
Dataset Title: Active layer and permafrost properties, including snow depth, soil temperature, and soil moisture, Barrow, Alaska
Dataset Series Name: GGD222
Dataset Release Date: 1998-08-01
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: 1991-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31

Start Date: 1962-01-01
Stop Date: 1968-12-31
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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 Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 892 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 508-457-4982
Fax: 508-457-4982
Email: jerrybrown at
Contact Address:
International Permafrost Association
PO Box 7
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA
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Brown, Jerry and Johnson, P.L. 1965. Pedo-ecological Investigations, Barrow, Alaska. Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Technical Report 159, Hanover, NH. 32 pp + appendices. Brown, Jerry 1969. Soil properties developed on the complex tundra relief of northern Alaska. Biuletyn Peryglacjalny. 18:153-167. Mc Gaw, R. W., Outcalt, S.I., and Ng, E. 1978. Thermal properties and ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 1998-08-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-12-30
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