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Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia, Version 1
Entry ID: GGD648_1


Summary
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 geocryological zones: continuous and discontinuous permafrost, insular and sparsely insular permafrost, sporadic permafrost, and seasonally frozen ground. The second plate, at a scale of 1:4,500,000, depicts 14 different terrain classifications determined according to elevation, mean annual air temperature, permafrost thickness and thaw depth, and seasonal frozen ground freeze depth. The locations of six specific cryogenic phenomena are also included: perennial frost mounds, icings, thermokarst, cryogenic landslides, solifluction, and cryogenic planation. Data are available via FTP as ESRI shapefiles.

Purpose: Scientific Research

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 52.22926 S: 40.60767  E: 121.35476  W: 87.00179

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia, Version 1
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ASIA > EASTERN ASIA > MONGOLIA


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >ACTIVE LAYER    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >ACTIVE LAYER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >GROUND ICE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >GROUND ICE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >SEASONALLY FROZEN GROUND    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >SEASONALLY FROZEN GROUND    [Definition]


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED

National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED


Personnel
NATIONAL SNOW AND ICE DATA CENTER
Role: DATA CENTER CONTACT
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Country: USA


N. SODNOM
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT


A. L. YANSHIN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492 6199
Fax: 1 303 492 2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


SODNOM, N. AND A. L. YANSHIN, EDS.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-16



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