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The English Language Edition of the Geocryological Map of Russia and Neighboring Republics
Entry ID: GGD634

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Abstract: This map is an English language edition of a 16-sheet Russian map series of permafrost, for the period 1991-1996 (scale 1:2,500,000). The map sheets show distribution and mean annual temperature of frozen and unfrozen ground, types of seasonal freeze/thaw, permafrost thickness, relict permafrost, distribution of cyrogenic features, including cryopegs, strata types and characteristics, and pre-quaternary rock formations and regolith and their geocryological characteristics. English legends are provided for all 16 sheets. The English edition provides background information about the map's development and uses, and information about the translation of certain russian words pertaining to permafrost.
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Dataset Originator/Creator: Peter J. Williams and Isabella M.T. Warren
Dataset Title: The English Language Edition of the Geocryological Map of Russia and Neighboring Republics
Dataset Series Name: GGD634
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-09
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: 1991-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-12-31
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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
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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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Email: peterjwilliams at
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Carleton University
Geotechnical Science Laboratories
City: Ottawa
Country: Canada
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18