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Active layer thickness and ground temperatures, Svea, Svalbard
Entry ID: GGD249

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Abstract: Snow and soil temperature records for January 1988 - May 1996 are presented. Included are snow depth and weight measurements, snow density (calculated), active layer depth in the frost tubes, weight of wet and dried soil samples from unknown depth within the active layer (water content calculated), and soil temperature at the surface (0.05 cm) and to the depths of 3 to 4 meters at 3 sites. The ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 77.9   S: 77.9   E: 16.68   W: 16.68

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bakkehoi, S. and O. Gregerson
Dataset Title: Active layer thickness and ground temperatures, Svea, Svalbard
Dataset Series Name: GGD249
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01
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: 1987-07-01
Stop Date: 1996-05-31
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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Distribution Media: Paper
Distribution Format: Paper

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 47-22-023000
Fax: 47-22-230448
Email: og at
Contact Address:
Norges Geotekniske Institut
PO Box 3930 Ullevaal Hageby
City: Oslo
Postal Code: N-0806
Country: Norway
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Bakkehoi, S. and C. Bandis. 1987. Preliminary analysis of climatic data from the permafrost station at Svea, Spitsbergen. Frost i Jord, no. 26, p. 27-32. Gregersen, O., Phukan, A., Johansen, T. 1983. Engineering properties and foundation design alternatives in marine Svea clay, Svalbard. Permafrost, 5th International Conference. Proceedings, vol. 1, Tapir Publishers, Trondheim, Norway, p. 39-43. Bakkehoi, S. and C. Bandis. 1987. Meteorological conditions' influence on permafrost ground in Sveagruva, Spitsbergen. Permafrost, 4th International Conference. Proceedings, National Academy Press, Washingrton, DC, p. 384-388.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18