Maps of Geocryological Regions and Classifications in China
Entry ID: GGD603

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Summary
Abstract: This data set includes digital versions of 'The Map of Geocryological Regionalization and Classification in China' from Geocryology in China by Y. Zhou, D. Guo, G. Qiu, G. Cheng, and S. Li. Included are ESRI Shapefiles of meterological stations, permafrost regions, and classification of frozen ground, and binary arrays of 25 km EASE-Gridded permafrost regions and classifications. The maps delineate three major geographic areas divided into regions and subregions based on geographic and climatic conditions affecting the formation and spatial variability of permafrost and frozen ground. The maps also illustrate eight land classifications based on permafrost coverage and seasonal frozen ground depth. Station data include some information on air temperature, active layer thaw depth, and seasonal frozen ground depth. Data are available via ftp.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 53.48 S: 18.19  E: 135.09  W: 73.45

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Qiu, G., Y. Zhou, D. Guo, and Y. Wang
Dataset Title: Maps of Geocryological Regions and Classifications in China
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd603.html


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > CHINA > CHINA


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >ACTIVE LAYER    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >SEASONALLY FROZEN GROUND    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >ACTIVE LAYER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >SEASONALLY FROZEN GROUND    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Keywords
Air Temperature
China
Freeze depth
Meteorological stations
Permafrost classifications
Permafrost regions
Thaw Depth


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: ESRI Shapefiles

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Format: Binary


Personnel
GUOQING QIU
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Chinese Academy of Science
Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute


DONGXIN GUO
Role: INVESTIGATOR


TINGJUN ZHANG
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


YOUWU ZHOU
Role: INVESTIGATOR


Publications/References
Zhou, Y., D. Guo, G. Qiu, G. Cheng, and S. Li. 2000. 'The Map of Geocryological Regionalization and Classification in China, in Geocryology in China, Beijing: Science Press. (in Chinese)

Zhang, T. 2001. 'Book Review of Geocryology in China' in Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. 12: 315-322.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-01

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