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Upper soil temperatures in the Kolyma Highland
Entry ID: GGD31

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Abstract: This data set contains soil temperature and meteorological data for various sampling locations near the Aborigen research station in the Kolyma Highland, Northeastern Russia. Data are averaged from 1977 to 1995. A tab-delimited ASCII text file and Excel spreadsheet provide the following data: soil degree days, annual maximum temperature, and annual minimum temperature at 1 cm, 5 cm, 10 cm, and 20 cm depth; maximum annual snow depth, vegetation type and percent coverage, thaw depth, mean soil water content, soil classification, soil field capacity, soil bulk density, slope gradient/aspect, elevation, latitude, and longitude. Data are available via FTP.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 62.03   S: 61.87   E: 149.67   W: 149.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Alfimov, A.V.
Dataset Title: Upper soil temperatures in the Kolyma Highland
Dataset Series Name: GGD31
Dataset Release Date: 2003-04-01
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: 1977-10-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
Data Center
Frozen Ground Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

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: Microsoft Excel

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 8212-425115
Fax: 8212-420163
Email: biol at
Contact Address:
Russian Academy of Sciences, Ural Branch
Institute for Biology, Komi Scientific Center
ul. Kommunisticheskaya, 28
City: Syktyvkar
Province or State: Komi Republic
Postal Code: 167610
Country: Russia
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Alfimov A.V. 1989. Thermal differentiation of geosystem of Upper Kolyma basin. Ph.D. dissertation, Irkutsk State University. Alfimov A.V., G.G. Mazhitova, and D.I. Berman. 1994. Thermic control on soil formation in NE Asia and probable effects of Global Change. Proceedings of the International Correlation Meeting on Permafrost-Affected Soils.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18