Entry_ID: G01175
Entry_Title: Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS)
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   Dataset_Creator: International Permafrost Association Standing Committee on Data Information and Communication (comp.)
   Dataset_Title: Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS)
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2003-01-01
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g01175.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5SF2T3B
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   Last_Name: Barry
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      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology
      Address: 449 UCB
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Jerry
   Last_Name: Brown
   Email: jerrybrown@igc.apc.org
   Phone: 1 508 457-4982 
   Fax: 1 508  457-4982 
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      Address: International Permafrost Association
      Address: PO Box 7
      City: Woods Hole
      Province_or_State: MA
      Postal_Code: 02543
      Country: USA
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   First_Name: Michael
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: Clark
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   First_Name: Marina O.
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      Postal_Code: 22363
      Country: Sweden
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      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology
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Project: CALM > Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring Program
Project: GTN-P > Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost
Project: IPA > International Permafrost Association
Group: Quality

   Data were quality checked by the investigators who provided them to NSIDC for 
   the CD compilation.  Data value range checks were performed at NSIDC.

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Access_Constraints: There are no restrictions on access to these data.
Group: Use_Constraints

   There are no restrictions on use of these data. Please cite the data using the 
   citation example given in the documentation. Please cite the CD itself as 
   follows: International Permafrost Association, Data and Information Working 
   Group, comp. Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS), version 1.0. 
   CD-ROM available from National Snow and Ice Data Center, nsidc@nsidc.org. 
   Boulder, Colorado: NSIDC, University of Colorado at Boulder.

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      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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      First_Name: FGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
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   Distribution_Size: 30 MB
   Distribution_Format: Binary
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Group: Reference

   J. Brown, J.,Ferrians, O.J. Jr., Heginbottom, J.A. and Melnikov, E.S. 1997. 
   Circum-arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground-Ice Conditions. USGS Circum-Pacific 
   Map Series CP-45 (scale 1:10,000,000). U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, 
   USA. Brown J., O.J. Ferrians, Jr., J.A. Heginbottom, and E.S. Melnikov. 1998. 
   Digital Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground-Ice Conditions. In: 
   International Permafrost Association, Data and Information Working Group, 
   comp. Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS), version 1.0. CD-ROM 
   available from National Snow and Ice Data Center, nsidc@nsidc.org. Boulder, 
   Colorado: NSIDC, University of Colorado at Boulder.

   Extensive references are also provided with each data set on CAPS.

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Group: Summary

   The Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS) contains over 100 data 
   sets pertaining to permafrost and frozen ground topics. It also contains 
   detailed metadata records describing over 100 additional data sets available 
   at other GGD nodes around the world. Dozens of contributors submitted data 
   collections representing global sites. This compilation of data and 
   information products is intended for a broad audience including the scientific 
   and engineering communities, educators, and policy makers. The data published 
   on CAPS is available through the Frozen Ground Data Center (FGDC) database.

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   URL: http://www.awi.de/en/research/research_divisions/geosciences/periglacial_research/projects/arctic_coastal_dynamics_acd/
   Description: Alfred-Wegener Institute: Arctic Coastal Dynamics
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g01175_caps/addendum.html
   Description: CAPS 2 Addendum
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/ease/
   Description: EASE-Grid Data Web Site
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   URL: http://www.gtnp.org/
   Description: Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-03-19
DIF_Revision_History: Added spatial coverage for Search.