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Borehole permafrost data, Kumtor and Taragai Valleys, Tienshan, Kazakhstan
Entry ID: GGD499

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Abstract: This dataset includes observations of the permafrost temperatures in the Inner Tien Shan were started in 1986 by Kazakhstan Alpine Permafrost Laboratory. Observations are carried out on more than 40 boreholes, at altitudes between 3300-4200 m. The depths of the boreholes vary from 30 to 600 m. The boreholes are located in both loose (moraines) sediments and bedrock. Several boreholes are situated ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 41.93   S: 41.65   E: 78.23   W: 77.82

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gorbunov, A., E. Ermolin, E. Seversky, A. Nemov, M. Popov, S. Titkov, and S. Marchenko
Dataset Title: Borehole permafrost data, Kumtor and Taragai Valleys, Tienshan, Kazakhstan
Dataset Series Name: GGD499
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1974-02-23
Stop Date: 1995-02-23
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Frozen Ground Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Fax: 7 3272 618102
Email: ingeo at
Contact Address:
Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch
Kazakhstan Alpine Permafrost Laboratory of Geocryology
PO Box 138
City: Almaty
Postal Code: 480091
Country: Kazakhstan
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Gorbunov A.P. The Warming of Permafrost of Tien Shan. // Global Changes and Geography, Moscow, 1995, pp.125 (Abstract). Ermolin E.D., Atakanov U. Cryogenic Structure and Temperature Regime of Quaternary Deposits in Kumtor and Taragai. //Acad. Sc. Kirghiz.SSR, J:'Geology', 1988, N 6, pp. 89-102 (In Russian). Ermolin E.D., Nemov A.E. About Mountain Rock Temperatures in the Upper Naryn and ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18