Cryosolic pedons from Russia and Alaska
Entry ID: GGD272

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Summary
Abstract: U.S. pedon data on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998, are a sample of the pedon data contained on a CD-ROM produced by the National Soil Survey Center - Soil Survey Laboratory(NSSC-SSL). The data include recent pedons from analyses for soil characterization and research within the National Cooperative Soil Survey. Less-than-complete characterization data are available for many pedons because only selected measurements were planned or because the planned measurements are not yet complete. This database is dynamic-- data for additional pedons are added as they are sampled and analyzed, other information is updated as pedons are classified, suspect measurements are rerun and replaced, and errors are found and corrected. The data on the NSSC-SSL CD-ROM represent a 'snapshot' of the database. The database includes pedons that represent the central concept of a soil series, pedons that represent the central concept of a map unit but not of a series, and pedons sampled to bracket a range of properties within a series or landscape. Thus, attribute data for some data elements may be incomplete or missing for certain portions of the United States. In instances where data are unavailable, a mask should be used to exclude the area from the analysis. For research purposes, all data are retained in the database. Users unfamiliar with a given soil or set of data may want to consult with a research soil scientist at the National Soil Survey Center. A research soil scientist can be reached by telephone at (402) 437-5006, or by writing the Soil Survey Laboratory Head, National Soil Survey Center, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Building, Room 152, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, NE 68508-3866 USA. Pedons on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM cover areas in Russia (60 deg 37 min N to 69 deg 27 min N; 159 deg 07 min E to 161 deg 33 min E) and in Alaska (62 deg to 68 deg N; 135 deg to 149 deg W).
Geographic Coverage
 N: 69.0 S: 62.0  E: 161.0  W: -149.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kimble, J.M
Dataset Title: Cryosolic pedons from Russia and Alaska
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd272.html


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > EUROPE > EASTERN EUROPE > RUSSIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >CRYOSOLS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES >PEDONS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >CRYOSOLS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES >PEDONS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Keywords
Cryopedology
Periglacial Processes
Permafrost Features
Soil Properties


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
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


Frozen Ground Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC FGDC 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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text


Personnel
CHIEN-LU PING
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +1 907-746-9462
Fax: +1 907-746-2677
Email: pfclp at uaa.alaska.edu
Contact Address:
University of Alaska Fairbanks
533 East Fireweed
Palmer Research Center
City: Palmer
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99645
Country: USA


JOHN M. KIMBLE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 402-437-5376
Fax: 402-437-5336
Email: jkimble at gw.nssc.nrcs.usda.gov
Contact Address:
US Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service-National
Federal Building, Room 152, MS33, 100
City: Lincoln
Province or State: NE
Postal Code: 68508-3866
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-01

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