Active layer physical processes at Broeggerhalvoya, western Spitsbergen
Entry ID: GGD239

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Abstract: These data have been collected from an Arctic desert site (latitude 78o57'29N, longitude 12o27'42E), Broeggerhalvoya in western Spitsbergen, 10 km NW from Ny Alesund, 45 m above sea level, 2 km from the shore. This is a low relief tip of a bedrock peninsula covered with several meters of glacial drift and reworked raised beach ridges. The measurements are obtained in the site of well developed ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 78.96   S: 78.96   E: 12.46   W: 12.46

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Active layer physical processes at Broeggerhalvoya, western Spitsbergen
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-07-01
Stop Date: 1986-06-30
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text
Phone: 206-543-0689
Fax: 206-543-3836
Email: putkonen at
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Box 531310
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195
Country: USA
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Hallet, B. and Prestrud, S. 1986. Dynamics of Periglacial Sorted Circles in Western Spitsbergen. Quaternary Research, Vol. 26, pp. 81-99

Putkonen, J.K. 1997. Climatic Control of the Thermal Regime of Permafrost, Northwest Spitsbergen. Unpublished Doctorate Dissertation, University of Washington, Department of Geological Sciences 7/9/97.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-31
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