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Monthly Summaries of Soil Temperature and Soil Moisture at Sites in Alaska
Entry ID: GGD624

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Abstract: This data set contains soil temperature and soil moisture from 17 sites in Alaska. Temporal coverage varies by station; the earliest record is from September 1995, and the latest is from August 2001. Data from individual stations are available in tab-delimited ASCII text files. An Excel spreadsheet contains the same data compiled together in a single file. NSIDC currently provides these summary data via ftp; the full soil temperature and moisture data set is available from Ron Paetzold, USDA.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.47   S: 59.76   E: -147.91   W: -159.67

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Paetzold, R., ed
Dataset Title: Monthly Summaries of Soil Temperature and Soil Moisture at Sites in Alaska
Dataset Series Name: GGD624
Dataset Release Date: 2003-01-01
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: 1995-09-01
Stop Date: 2001-08-31
Data Center
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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Phone: +1 907-746-9462
Fax: +1 907-746-2677
Email: pfclp at
Contact Address:
University of Alaska Fairbanks
533 East Fireweed
Palmer Research Center
City: Palmer
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99645
Country: USA
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Anisimov, O.A., N.I. Shiklomanov, and F.E. Nelson. 2002. Variability of seasonal thaw depth in permafrost regions: a stochastic modeling approach. Ecological Modeling 153(3): 217-227. Bockheim, J.G., D.A. Walker, L.R. Everett, F.E. Nelson, and N.I. Shiklomanov. 1998. Soils and cryoturbation in moist nonacidic and acidic tundra in the Kuparuk River basin, Arctic Alaska, USA. Arctic and Alpine ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18