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Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: International Permafrost Association Standing Committee on Data Information and Communication (comp.)
Publication_Date: 20030101
Title: Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS)
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: G01175
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/G01175
Description:
Abstract:
The Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS) contains over 100 data sets pertaining to permafrost and frozen ground topics. It also contains detailed metadata records describing over 100 additional data sets available at other GGD nodes around the world. Dozens of contributors submitted data collections representing global sites. This compilation of data and information products is intended for a broad audience including the scientific and engineering communities, educators, and policy makers. The data published on CAPS is available through the Frozen Ground Data Center (FGDC) database.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > AUSTRIA
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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.
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Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Data were quality checked by the investigators who provided them to NSIDC for the CD compilation. Data value range checks were performed at NSIDC.
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Country: USA
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
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Country: USA
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030101
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160315
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State_or_Province: MD
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Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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