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
            Address: 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

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
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: 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.

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
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: 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