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Continuous and Discontinuous Permafrost in Central Asia/Mongolia
Entry ID: GGD28

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Abstract: This data set consists of permafrost measurements taken in Central Asia and Mongolia during the summer seasons of 1974, 1977, and 1978. The study regions have a cold continental climate that is favorable for the development of continuous permafrost in the upper altitudes, and discontinuous permafrost in the lower altitudes which are exposed to the south. The Mongolian mountain areas near the southern boundary of permafrost are shaped by cryogenic processes, forming cryoplanation terraces, active solifluction valleys, cryopediments and solifluction cirques.
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  N: 48.0   S: 46.0   E: 109.0   W: 95.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kazimierz Pekala
Dataset Title: Continuous and Discontinuous Permafrost in Central Asia/Mongolia
Dataset Series Name: GGD28
Dataset Release Date: 2003-05-06
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: 1974-01-01
Stop Date: 1978-12-31
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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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 Format: Paper
Phone: 48-81-375-915
Fax: 48-81-375-102
Email: geomorf at
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University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska
Department of Geomorphology
ul. Akademicka 19
City: Lublin
Postal Code: 20-033
Country: Poland
Dzulynski, S., Pekala, K. 1980. Bog cirques and solifluction valley in granitic rocks. Z. f. Geomorphologie N.F. 24(2), p. 219-235. (in English) Pekala, K. 1975. Contemporary morphogenetic processes in the Sant Valley. Bull. Acad. Pol. Sci. Ser. Sci. Terre 23(3-4), p. 221-224 (in English). Pekala, K. 1977/1978. Cryoplanation terraces in the area of the southern Khangai, Mongolia. Annales ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18