Model Output of Active Layer Depth in the Arctic Drainage Basin, 1979-2001
Entry ID: ARCSS158

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Summary
Abstract: Investigators applied the Frozen Ground Model to the entire Arctic Drainage Basin to create this data set of active layer depth (ALD), recorded in centimeters. This model has been shown to provide excellent results for active layer depth and soil temperatures when driven with well-known boundary conditions and forcing parameters at specific locations. The model is driven by 2-meter air ... View entire text
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Description: ArcticRIMS Web site
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 83.62   S: 45.35   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Tingjun Zhang
Dataset Title: Model Output of Active Layer Depth in the Arctic Drainage Basin, 1979-2001
Dataset Release Date: 2006-05-17
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO, USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss158.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 2001-12-31
Platform
Models Ancillary Description
Quality Modeled thaw depths for sporadic permafrost areas, mainly in the southern parts of the Arctic drainage domain, are spuriously high. In these regions, the permafrost is very isolated and occurs at sub-grid scales. The forcing data sets (surface air temperature, snow cover, and soil bulk density) are likely not representative of the true forcing conditions for these small areas and produce an unrealistic increase in thaw depth with time. Frozen ground depths of small non-permafrost areas within discontinuous permafrost are likely too high, as forcing parameters are more representative of the colder permafrost climate condition at these grid cells. ERA-40 2-meter air temperatures are used. There is no topographical correction.
Data Set Progress
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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: 451 MB
Distribution Format: compressed (.zip) ASCII text files
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
Armstrong, R. L., and M. J. Brodzik. 2002. Northern Hemisphere EASE-Grid weekly snow cover and sea ice extent, Version 2. Boulder, CO. National Snow and Ice Data Center. CD-ROM.

Chang, A. T. C., J. L. Foster, and D. K. Hall. 1987. Nimbus-7 SMMR derived global snow cover parameters. Annals of Glaciology 9, 39-44.

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. 2002. ERA-40 Project Report Series 3. Workshop on Re-analysis, 5-9 November 2001. European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasts 443 pp.

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. 21 January 2004. '2.3 Horizontal interpolation.' Bilinear Interpolation Scheme. Available from http://www.ecmwf.int/research/ifsdocs/CY25r1/Technical/Technical-3-...
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-05-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-13
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