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Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia
Entry ID: GGD648

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Abstract: The map of Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia was derived from the National Atlas of Mongolia (Sodnom and Yanshin, 1990). The data set depicts the distribution and general properties of permafrost and seasonally frozen ground and locations of specific cryogenic phenomena in Mongolia. Two plates were digitized. One plate, at a scale of 1:12,000,000, depicts four general ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 52.23   S: 40.61   E: 121.35   W: 87.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sodnom, N. and A. L. Yanshin, eds.
Dataset Title: Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia
Dataset Series Name: GGD648
Dataset Release Date: 2005-09-15
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: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31
Quality The maps were digitized by first scanning the images at high resolution and then rectifying the image to the Digital Chart of the World's boundary may of Mongolia. No projection information was available on the original map, so the projection was chosen to best rectify the map.
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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: 4.7 MB
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefile
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Sodnom, N. and A. L. Yanshin, eds. 1990. Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation, in the National Atlas of Mongolia. Ulan Bator, Mongolia/Moscow: GUGK. Plates 40 and 41, scale 1:4,500,000
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18