Entry_ID: GGD648
Entry_Title: Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Sodnom, N. and A. L. Yanshin, eds.
   Dataset_Title: Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2005-09-15
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd648.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: N.
   Last_Name: Sodnom
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: A.
   Middle_Name: L.
   Last_Name: Yanshin
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   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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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Active Layer
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Ground Ice
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Periglacial Processes
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Seasonally Frozen Ground
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Active Layer
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Ground Ice
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Periglacial Processes
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Seasonally Frozen Ground
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ISO_Topic_Category: Elevation
ISO_Topic_Category: Geoscientific Information
Keyword: Active Layer Depth
Keyword: Air Temperature
Keyword: Continuous Permafrost
Keyword: Discontinuous Permafrost
Keyword: Freeze depth
Keyword: Frozen Ground
Keyword: Ground Ice
Keyword: Mountain Permafrost
Keyword: Permafrost Distribution
Keyword: Permafrost Extent
Keyword: Permafrost Features
Keyword: Permafrost Properties
Keyword: Thaw Depth
Keyword: Thermokarst
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1990-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1990-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 40.60767
   Northernmost_Latitude: 52.22926
   Westernmost_Longitude: 87.00179
   Easternmost_Longitude: 121.35476
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN ASIA
   Location_Subregion2: MONGOLIA
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Group: Quality

   The maps were digitized by first scanning the images at high resolution and 
   then rectifying the image to the Digital Chart of the World's boundary may of 
   Mongolia. No projection information was available on the original map, so the 
   projection was chosen to best rectify the map.

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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: FGDC > Frozen Ground Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 4.7 MB
   Distribution_Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)
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Group: Multimedia_Sample
   File: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/maps/images/mongolia_browse.png
   Caption: Browse image of Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia.
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Group: Multimedia_Sample
   File: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/maps/images/mongolia_browse_tmb.png
   URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/maps/mongolia_browse.html
   Caption: Map Thumbnail
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Group: Reference

   Sodnom, N. and A. L. Yanshin, eds. 1990. Geocryology and Geocryological 
   Zonation, in the National Atlas of Mongolia. Ulan Bator, Mongolia/Moscow: 
   GUGK. Plates 40 and 41, scale 1:4,500,000

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Group: Summary

   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.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2005-09-15
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-08-28
DIF_Revision_History: Added an archiving data center.