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Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground-Ice Conditions
Entry ID: GGD318

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Abstract: The Circum-Arctic permafrost and ground ice map is available via ftp in ESRI Shapefile format and Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid) format. See the Format section for an explanation of the files provided via FTP. The circumpolar permafrost and ground ice data contribute to a unified international data set that depicts the distribution and properties of permafrost and ground ice in the ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 28.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Brown, J., O. Ferrians, J. A. Heginbottom, and E. Melnikov.
Dataset Title: Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground-Ice Conditions
Dataset Series Name: GGD318
Dataset Release Date: 2002-02-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 2
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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 Size: 24 MB
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefile
Phone: 613-992-7813
Fax: 613-992-2468
Email: heginbottom at
Contact Address:
Natural Resources Canada
Terrain Science Division
601 Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
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Baranov, I. Ya., ed. 1956. Geocryological map of the USSR. Main Department for Geodesy and Cartography (GUGK), Moscow, scale 1:10,000,000 (Russian). Baranov, I. Ya. 1959. Geographical distribution of seasonally frozen ground and permafrost. National Research Council of Canada, Technical Translation No.1121, Ottawa. Baranov, I. Ya., ed. 1965. Principles of geocryological zonation of the ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-02-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18