Arctic EASE-Grid Freeze and Thaw Depths, 1901 - 2002
Entry ID: GGD651

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Summary
Abstract: This data set contains mean, median, minimum and maximum freeze and thaw depths for each year from 1901 to 2002 on the 25 km resolution Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid) for areas north of 50 deg. Freeze and thaw depths are estimated using a variant of the Stefan solution using an edaphic factor and freezing or thawing indices as inputs. The edaphic factor is estimated based on ... View entire text
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Description: Northern Hemisphere EASE-Grid Annual Freezing and Thawing Indices, 1901 - 2002
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 50.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Zhang, T., J. McCreight, and R.G. Barry
Dataset Title: Arctic EASE-Grid Freeze and Thaw Depths, 1901 - 2002
Dataset Release Date: 2006-01-31
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd651.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1901-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31
Quality The relationship between freeze/thaw depth and freezing and thawing indices has been demonstrated in several places. For example, Brown et al. (2000) review the relationship between thaw depth and the annual thawing index. Romanovsky and Osterkamp (1995), Zhang et al. (1997), Nelson et al. (1998), Klene et al. (2001), and Hinkel and Nelson (2003) all demonstrate the general validity of the ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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: 479.4 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text
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
Brown, J., K. M. Hinkel, and F. E. Nelson. 2000. The Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) program: Research designs and initial results. Polar Geogr., 24(3), 163-258.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, and J. L. McCreight. Submitted. Climatology and variability of the 20th century Northern Hemisphere freezing/thawing index. International Journal of Climatology.

Hinkel, K. M., and F. E. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-01-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-12
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