Soil Temperature Station Data from Permafrost Regions of Russia (Selection of Five Stations), 1880s - 2000
Entry ID: G02189

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Summary
Abstract: This data set includes soil temperature data from boreholes located at five stations in Russia: Yakutsk, Verkhoyansk, Pokrovsk, Isit', and Churapcha. The data have been compiled into five Microsoft Excel files, one for each station. Each Excel file contains three worksheets:
  • G02189info worksheet: Contains the same content in each Excel file - lat/lon info and ...
  • Jan soil & surface temp worksheet: Contains winter (January) soil temperature and air temperature (except for the Churapcha Excel file that only contains soil temperature - air temperature was not available)
  • Jul soil & surface temp worksheet: Contains summer (July) soil temperature and air temperature (except for the Churapcha Excel file)
There are two different versions of the Excel files: a complete version and a subsetted version. Both versions exist for each of the five stations for a total of 10 files. The complete versions of the files reside in the directory called complete and have the word full in their filename. These files contain borehole temperature data at all available standard depths: 0.2 m, 0.4 m, 0.6 m, 0.8 m, 1.2 m, 1.6 m, 2.0 m, 2.4 m, and 3.2 m. The subsetted versions of the files reside in the subset directory and have subset in their filename. These files contain data from the 0.8 m and 3.2 m depths only. Missing data are indicated by the value -999.0. The complete version is more applicable to scientific investigation. The subset version is provided for K-12 teachers and is featured in a classroom activity called http://nsidc.org/frozenground/classroom/permanent_permafrost.html>"How Permanent is Permafrost?" We have included air temperature measured at these five stations when it is available. There are two sources for the surface air temperature data: http://dss.ucar.edu/datasets/ds570.0/>NCAR World Monthly Surface Station Climatology, 1738-cont and http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ghcnm/>NOAA Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) Monthly data set. These two sources both draw on the same single original source: data from the http://www.wmo.int/pages/index_en.html>World Meteorological Organization (WMO) station network. The complete files have data from one or both sources, while the subset files only include data from the source with the most complete record. These data are being offered as is. NOAA@NSIDC believes these data to be of value but is unable to research and document these data as we do most data sets we publish. View entire text
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Description: NCAR World Monthly Surface Station Climatology, 1738-cont
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 67.6   S: 60.8   E: 133.4   W: 125.3

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Zhang, T. Z. and O. W. Frauenfeld.
Dataset Title: Soil Temperature Station Data from Permafrost Regions of Russia (Selection of Five Stations), 1880s - 2000
Dataset Release Date: 2011-02-17
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/G02189
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1880-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC NOAA 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: 660 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
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
Chudinova, S. M., O. W. Frauenfeld, R. G. Barry, T. Zhang, and V. A. Sorokovikov. 2006. Relationship Between Air and Soil Temperature Trends and Periodicities in the Permafrost Regions of Russia. Journal of Geophysical Research 111, F02008. doi:10.1029/2005JF000342. Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, R. G. Barry, and D. Gilichinsky. 2004. Interdecadal Changes in Seasonal Freeze and Thaw Depths in ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-02-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-28
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