Close

Service Interruption



Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS)

View Catalog Page


Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

G01175

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: International Permafrost Association Standing Committee on Data Information and Communication (comp.)
Publication Date: 20030101
Title: Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS)
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/g01175.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5SF2T3B

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: International Permafrost Association Standing Committee on Data Information and Communication (comp.)
Publication Date: 20030101
Title: Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS)
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g01175_caps/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: Unknown
Ending Date: Unknown

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: -90°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Cryosols
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Ground Ice
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Seasonally Frozen Ground
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Talik
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Frost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Cryosols
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Ground Ice
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Seasonally Frozen Ground
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Talik
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Land Temperature Land Surface Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Classification
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Paleoclimate Land Records Glaciation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Paleoclimate Land Records Sediments
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Frost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: CALM Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring Program
Theme Keyword: GTN-P Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost
Theme Keyword: IPA International Permafrost Association

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: ANEMOMETERS
Theme Keyword: BAROMETERS
Theme Keyword: HYGROMETERS
Theme Keyword: RAIN GAUGES
Theme Keyword: SNOW MEASURING ROD
Theme Keyword: SNOWPACK TEMPERATURE PROBE
Theme Keyword: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Theme Keyword: SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
Theme Keyword: THERMISTORS
Theme Keyword: THERMOMETERS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme Keyword: FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS
Theme Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme Keyword: WEATHER STATIONS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme Keyword: geoscientificinformation

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Active Layer
Theme Keyword: ADD INTERNATIONAL ARCTIC ENVIRONMENT DATA DIRECTORY
Theme Keyword: AEDD ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTAL DATA DIRECTORY
Theme Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: AMD ANTARCTIC MASTER DIRECTORY
Theme Keyword: Bedrock
Theme Keyword: Bibliographies
Theme Keyword: Boreholes
Theme Keyword: BTS Measurements
Theme Keyword: Climate Change
Theme Keyword: Continuous Permafrost
Theme Keyword: Cryopedology
Theme Keyword: Discontinuous Permafrost
Theme Keyword: Diurnal Freeze/thaw
Theme Keyword: EASE-Grid
Theme Keyword: Engineering
Theme Keyword: Field Investigations
Theme Keyword: Frozen Ground
Theme Keyword: GCMD GLOBAL CHANGE MASTER DIRECTORY
Theme Keyword: Geocryology
Theme Keyword: Geology
Theme Keyword: Geophysics
Theme Keyword: Geothermal Gradient
Theme Keyword: GGD GLOBAL GEOCRYOLOGICAL DATABASE
Theme Keyword: GIS
Theme Keyword: Ground Ice
Theme Keyword: Hydrogeology
Theme Keyword: Hydrology
Theme Keyword: Ice-wedge Polygons
Theme Keyword: IPA INTERNATIONAL PERMAFROST ASSOCIATION
Theme Keyword: Mapping
Theme Keyword: Meteorology
Theme Keyword: Modeling
Theme Keyword: Monitoring
Theme Keyword: Mountain Permafrost
Theme Keyword: NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center
Theme Keyword: Paleoclimate
Theme Keyword: Paleo-permafrost
Theme Keyword: Patterned Ground
Theme Keyword: Periglacial Features
Theme Keyword: Periglacial Processes
Theme Keyword: Permafrost
Theme Keyword: Permafrost Distribution
Theme Keyword: Permafrost Extent
Theme Keyword: Permafrost Features
Theme Keyword: Permafrost Properties
Theme Keyword: Permafrost Temperature
Theme Keyword: Remote Sensing
Theme Keyword: Rock Glaciers
Theme Keyword: Seasonal Freeze/thaw
Theme Keyword: Slope Processes
Theme Keyword: Snow
Theme Keyword: Software
Theme Keyword: Soil Moisture
Theme Keyword: Soil Properties
Theme Keyword: Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: Solar Radiation
Theme Keyword: Terminology
Theme Keyword: Thaw
Theme Keyword: Thermal Properties
Theme Keyword: Thermokarst
Theme Keyword: Topographic Survey
Theme Keyword: Tundra
Theme Keyword: Vegetation

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Africa Southern Africa
Place Keyword: Continent Africa Southern Africa South Africa
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Eastern Asia China
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Eastern Asia Mongolia
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Southcentral Asia
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Southcentral Asia Kazakhstan
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Eastern Europe Poland
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Eastern Europe Romania
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Eastern Europe Russia Russian Federation
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Northern Europe British Isles United Kingdom
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Northern Europe Iceland
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Northern Europe Scandanavia Denmark
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Northern Europe Scandanavia Norway
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Northern Europe Scandanavia Sweden
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Southern Europe Italy
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Southern Europe Spain
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Western Europe
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Western Europe Austria
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Western Europe Belgium
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Western Europe France
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Western Europe Germany
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Western Europe Netherlands
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Western Europe Switzerland
Place Keyword: Continent North America
Place Keyword: Continent North America Canada
Place Keyword: Continent North America Greenland
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America
Place Keyword: Continent South America Argentina
Place Keyword: Continent South America Chile
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Arctic
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Mid-latitude
Place Keyword: Ocean Atlantic Ocean North Atlantic Ocean Svalbard And Jan Mayen
Place Keyword: Ocean Atlantic Ocean South Atlantic Ocean South Georgia Island
Place Keyword: Ocean Southern Ocean South Shetland Islands
Place Keyword: Vertical Location Land Surface

Access Constraints:

There are no restrictions on access to these data.

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.

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Back to Top


Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

G01175

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Back to Top


Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20140319

Metadata Review Date:

20140319

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

Back to Top

Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata