Permafrost and Snow Depth Data from Barrow, Alaska
Entry ID: ARCSS036

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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.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 71.0   S: 71.0   E: -156.0   W: -156.0
Min Depth: 0 M Max Depth: 91 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jerry Brown and Frederick E. Nelson
Dataset Title: Permafrost Data from Barrow, Alaska
Dataset Release Date: 1995
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: 1963-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2 meters
Longitude Resolution: 2 meters
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Originating Center
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: ARCSS036

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
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: ACSII Text files
Fees: none
Phone: 614-292-7973
Fax: 614-292-4697
Email: jezek at
Contact Address:
Department of Geological Sciences and Byrd Polar Research Center
The Ohio State University
City: Columbus
Province or State: OH
Postal Code: 43210
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.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-07-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-08-10
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