Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS)
Entry ID: G01175

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Summary
Abstract: The Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS) data sets and information products pertaining to permafrost and frozen ground topics. CAPS was originally compiled by the International Permafrost Association's (IPA) Standing Committee on Data Information and Communication (SCDIC) in 1998, and was updated by NSIDC and the IPA's SCDIC in 2003. CAPS contains over 100 data sets and information ... View entire text
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Description: Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P)
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: International Permafrost Association Standing Committee on Data Information and Communication (comp.)
Dataset Title: Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS)
Dataset Release Date: 2003-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/G01175
Location Keywords
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Quality Data were quality checked by the investigators who provided them to NSIDC for the CD compilation. Data value range checks were performed at NSIDC.
Access Constraints There are no restrictions on access to these data.
Use Constraints There are no restrictions on use of these data. Please cite the data using the citation example given in the documentation. Please cite the CD itself as follows: International Permafrost Association, Data and Information Working Group, comp. Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS), version 1.0. CD-ROM available from National Snow and Ice Data Center, nsidc@nsidc.org. Boulder, Colorado: NSIDC, University of Colorado at Boulder.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Frozen Ground Data Center Supplemental Info
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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 30 MB
Distribution Format: Binary
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
University of Colorado
National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology
449 UCB
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Publications/References
J. Brown, J.,Ferrians, O.J. Jr., Heginbottom, J.A. and Melnikov, E.S. 1997. Circum-arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground-Ice Conditions. USGS Circum-Pacific Map Series CP-45 (scale 1:10,000,000). U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA. Brown J., O.J. Ferrians, Jr., J.A. Heginbottom, and E.S. Melnikov. 1998. Digital Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground-Ice Conditions. In: International Permafrost Association, Data and Information Working Group, comp. Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS), version 1.0. CD-ROM available from National Snow and Ice Data Center, nsidc@nsidc.org. Boulder, Colorado: NSIDC, University of Colorado at Boulder. Extensive references are also provided with each data set on CAPS.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-28
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