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Frozen Ground Temperature Variations, East Andean Range, 1995-2005
Entry ID: GGD1

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Abstract: This data set includes air and soil temperatures from the East Andean Range. The goals of the project were 1) to understand air and ground temperature variations as a function of elevation in seasonally frozen ground (below 3000 m) and in permafrost (above 3000 m) and to determine the cause of such variations; 2) to monitor gelifluction and rock glaciers; 3) to measure retreat of snow patches and mountain lakes; and 4) to compare the observed variations with those in other permafrost mountain regions. Air temperature and ground temperature (down to 5 m) were recorded continuously beginning in 1995.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -32.0   S: -32.0   E: -69.0   W: -69.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dario Trombotto
Dataset Title: Frozen Ground Temperature Variations, East Andean Range, 1995-2005
Dataset Series Name: GGD1
Dataset Release Date: 2003-09-01
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: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-12-31
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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
Phone: 054-61-287029
Fax: 054-061-380370
Email: dtrombi at
Contact Address:
Bajada del Cerro s/n, Cassilla de Correo 330
City: Mendoza
Postal Code: 5500
Country: Argentina
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Corte, A. 1978. Rock glaciers as permafrost bodies with a debris cover as an active layer, an hydrological approach, Andes of Mendoza, Argentina. International Permafrost Conference, 3rd, p. 262-269. Corte, A. 1984. El detrito criog XII Congreso Nacional del Agua, Mendoza. 15 pp. [sic] Corte, A. et al. 1986. Essaie de confirmacion de la structure du glacier couvert de Vallecitos (Andes, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-09-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18