Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS)

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level:

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Hierarchy Level Name:

Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS)

Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Date Stamp:

2014-09-01

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/g01175.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS)
Date:
Date: 2003
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2003-01-01
Identifier: G01175
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5SF2T3B
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NOAA User Services
Organization Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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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

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

International Permafrost Association Standing Committee on Data Information and Communication (comp.). 2003. Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS). [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5SF2T3B.

Status:

Value: complete
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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: R. G. Barry
Organization Name: University of Colorado
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Jerry Brown
Organization Name: International Permafrost Association
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 508 457-4982

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: PO Box 7
City: Woods Hole
Administrative Area: MA
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA
Email: jerrybrown@igc.apc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Michael J. Clark
Organization Name: University of Southhampton
Contact:

Contact Address:

Country: United Kingdom

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Marina O. Leibman
Organization Name: Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 7-095-215-8666

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Vavilov str., 30/6
City: Moscow
Postal Code: GSP-1, 119
Country: Russia
Email: mleibman@online.ru

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: H. Jonas Akerman
Organization Name: Lund University
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 46 46 123212

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Solvegatan 12
City: Lund
Postal Code: 22363
Country: Sweden
Email: agrisys@zamnet.zm

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Daniel S. Vonder Muehll
Organization Name: VAW-ETH
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 41-1632-4113

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Gloriastrasse 37/39
City: Zurich
Postal Code: CH-8092
Country: Switzerland
Email: vdmuehll@aeolus.ethz.ch

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Frederick E. (Fritz) Nelson
Organization Name: University of Delaware
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Newark
Administrative Area: DE
Country: USA
Email: fnelson@udel.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Hanne H. Christiansen
Organization Name: The University Centre in Svalbard
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 47 79 02 33 20

Contact Address:

City: Longyearbyen
Postal Code: N-9171
Country: Norway
Email: hhc@server1.geogr.ku.dk

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: E.S. Melnikov
Organization Name: Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 7-095-135-9828

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Vavilov Str. 30/6-74a
City: Moscow
Postal Code: GSP-1, 119
Country: Russia
Email: emelnikov@mtu-net.ru

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Jan Boelhouwers
Organization Name: Uppsala University
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 46 18 4712524

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: VillavŠgen 16
City: Uppsala
Postal Code: 7535
Country: Sweden
Email: jan.boelhouwers@natgeog.uu.se

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Margo Burgess
Organization Name: Geological Survey of Canada
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 613 996 9317

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 601 Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Administrative Area: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
Email: mburgess@nrcan.gc.ca

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Sharon Smith
Organization Name: Geological Survey of Canada
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 613 947-7066

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 601 Booth St.
City: Ottawa
Administrative Area: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
Email: ssmith@nrcan.gc.ca

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Julia Branson
Organization Name: University of Southampton
Contact:

Contact Address:

Country: United Kingdom

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Tingjun Z Zhang
Organization Name: University of Colorado
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: UCB449
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: Colorado
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
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Update Scope:

Value: dataset
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Value: series
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Value: attribute
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Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

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

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Active Layer
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Cryosols
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Ground Ice
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Periglacial Processes
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Rock Glaciers
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Seasonally Frozen Ground
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Talik
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Frost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Active Layer
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Cryosols
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Ground Ice
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Periglacial Processes
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Rock Glaciers
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Seasonally Frozen Ground
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Talik
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Land Temperature > Land Surface Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Soils > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Soils > Soil Classification
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Land Records > Glaciation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Land Records > Sediments
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Frost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Permafrost
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: CALM > Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring Program
Keyword: GTN-P > Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost
Keyword: IPA > International Permafrost Association
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: Active Layer
Keyword: ADD > INTERNATIONAL ARCTIC ENVIRONMENT DATA DIRECTORY
Keyword: AEDD > ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTAL DATA DIRECTORY
Keyword: Air Temperature
Keyword: AMD > ANTARCTIC MASTER DIRECTORY
Keyword: Bedrock
Keyword: Bibliographies
Keyword: Boreholes
Keyword: BTS Measurements
Keyword: Climate Change
Keyword: Continuous Permafrost
Keyword: Cryopedology
Keyword: Discontinuous Permafrost
Keyword: Diurnal Freeze/thaw
Keyword: EASE-Grid
Keyword: Engineering
Keyword: Field Investigations
Keyword: Frozen Ground
Keyword: GCMD > GLOBAL CHANGE MASTER DIRECTORY
Keyword: Geocryology
Keyword: Geology
Keyword: Geophysics
Keyword: Geothermal Gradient
Keyword: GGD > GLOBAL GEOCRYOLOGICAL DATABASE
Keyword: GIS
Keyword: Ground Ice
Keyword: Hydrogeology
Keyword: Hydrology
Keyword: Ice-wedge Polygons
Keyword: IPA > INTERNATIONAL PERMAFROST ASSOCIATION
Keyword: Mapping
Keyword: Meteorology
Keyword: Modeling
Keyword: Monitoring
Keyword: Mountain Permafrost
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: Paleoclimate
Keyword: Paleo-permafrost
Keyword: Patterned Ground
Keyword: Periglacial Features
Keyword: Periglacial Processes
Keyword: Permafrost
Keyword: Permafrost Distribution
Keyword: Permafrost Extent
Keyword: Permafrost Features
Keyword: Permafrost Properties
Keyword: Permafrost Temperature
Keyword: Remote Sensing
Keyword: Rock Glaciers
Keyword: Seasonal Freeze/thaw
Keyword: Slope Processes
Keyword: Snow
Keyword: Software
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Soil Properties
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Keyword: Solar Radiation
Keyword: Terminology
Keyword: Thaw
Keyword: Thermal Properties
Keyword: Thermokarst
Keyword: Topographic Survey
Keyword: Tundra
Keyword: Vegetation
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

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Use Constraints:

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Other Constraints:

There are no restrictions on access to these data.

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.

Language:

eng; usa

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Value: UTF8
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Topic Category:

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Topic Category:

Value: geoscientificInformation
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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: -90
Northbound Latitude: 90

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: Unknown
End Position: Unknown

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NOAA User Services
Organization Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

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Specification: FTP 30 MB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Function:

Value:
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g01175_caps/index.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
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Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 30
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: ANEMOMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: BAROMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: HYGROMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: RAIN GAUGES
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SNOW MEASURING ROD
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SNOWPACK TEMPERATURE PROBE
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: THERMISTORS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: THERMOMETERS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: FIELD SURVEYS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: WEATHER STATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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DIF HTML

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U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)