Air Temperature and Thaw Depth, North Slope, Alaska: Field Measurements (1995-97) and Computed Values

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Originator: Frederick E. Nelson
Publication_Date: 19990101
Title: Air Temperature and Thaw Depth, North Slope, Alaska: Field Measurements (1995-97) and Computed Values
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Publication_Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
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Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss040.html
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Abstract:
This data product contains field data measurements of air temperatures and thaw depth (active-layer thickness) measured at locations in north-central Alaska, and modelled values of air temperatures and thaw depth extrapolated to an area encompassing the Kuparuk River basin of north-central Alaska. Air temperature and thaw depth were measured in the years 1995, 1996, and 1997; air temperature was measured at 10 core Flux Study plots and additional sites, and thaw depth was measured within each of seven ARCSS 1 km x 1 km grids. The data were collected to provide a basis for extrapolating thawing degree-days and thaw depth to the landscape scale (the Kuparuk River basin). Modelled air temperatures derived from the 1995 air temperature measurements are represented in 787 x 371 element matrices of thawing degree-day sums at weekly intervals for part of summer 1995. Thaw depth matrices were modelled using the interpolated thawing degree-day data, a vegetation map of the Kuparuk River basin, and a digital elevation model (DEM) of the same area. Modelled thaw depth is represented in 178 x 369 element matrices of active-layer thickness at weekly intervals for part of summer 1995, one time period in 1996, and 'end-of-season' (August 6) 1997.
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REFERENCE: Muller, S.V., Walker, D.A., Nelson, F.E., Auerbach, N.A., Bockheim, J.G., Guyer, S., and D. Sherba. 1998. Accuracy assessment of a land-cover map of the Kuparuk River basin, Alaska: Considerations for remote regions. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 64(6):619-628. Nelson, F.E., Hinkel, K.M., Shiklomanov, N.I., Mueller, G.M., Miller, L.L., and D.A. Walker. 1998. Active-layer thickness in north-central Alaska: systematic sampling, scale and spatial autocorrelation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103D: 28963-28973. Nelson, F.E., Shiklomanov, N.I., Mueller, G., Hinkel, K.M., Walker, D.A., and J.G. Bockheim. 1997. Estimating active-layer thickness over a large region: Kuparuk River basin, Alaska, U.S.A. Arctic and Alpine Research, 19(4): 367-378. Shiklomanov, N.I. and F.I. Nelson. 1999. Analytic representation of the active layer thickness field, Kuparuk River Basin, Alaska. Ecological Modelling, 123(2-3): 105-125.
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Beginning_Date: 19950707
Ending_Date: 19970820
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -151.189
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -148.089
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 70.539
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 68.382
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA
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