Patterned Ground Features in Discontinuous Permafrost, Interior Alaska, USAEntry ID: ggd247
Abstract: This data set consists of active layer depth measurements, and photography and surveys of patterned ground activity at the Tangle Lakes, MacLaren Summit, and High Valley areas along the Denali Highway in Alaska. Repetitive photography and surveys of wooden dowels, metal spikes, and marked stones provided a rudimentary means of documenting and monitoring patterned ground activity. Active layer depth was measured annually with a permafrost probe, usually in late July and August.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: James Walters
Dataset Title: Patterned Ground Features in Discontinuous Permafrost, Interior Alaska, USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd247.html
Start Date: 1982-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Email: walters at uni.edu
University of Northern Iowa Department of Earth Science
City: Cedar Falls
Province or State: IA
Postal Code: 50614
Walters, J.C. 1988. Observations of sorted circle activity, central Alaska. International Permafrost Conference, 5th. Proceedings, p. 886-891. Walters, J.C. 1988. Observations of sorted patterned ground features, High Valley/Tangle Lakes region, central Alaska, U.S.A. Zeit. Geomorph., N.F., Suppl.-Bd. 71, p. 93-106. Walters, J.C. 1993. Sorted circle dynamics: 10 years of field observations from central Alaska. International Permafrost Conference, 6th. Proceedings, p. 1346.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-28