Soil Temperature Station Data from Permafrost Regions of Russia (Selection of Five Stations), 1880s - 2000

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Entry ID

G02189

Summary

This data set includes soil temperature data from boreholes located at five stations in Russia: Yakutsk, Verkhoyansk, Pokrovsk, Isit', and Churapcha. The data have been compiled into five Microsoft Excel files, one for each station. Each Excel file contains three worksheets:

  • G02189info worksheet: Contains the same content in each Excel file - lat/lon info and notes on the stations
  • Jan soil & surface temp worksheet: Contains winter (January) soil temperature and air temperature (except for the Churapcha Excel file that only contains soil temperature - air temperature was not available)
  • Jul soil & surface temp worksheet: Contains summer (July) soil temperature and air temperature (except for the Churapcha Excel file)


There are two different versions of the Excel files: a complete version and a subsetted version. Both versions exist for each of the five stations for a total of 10 files. The complete versions of the files reside in the directory called complete and have the word full in their filename. These files contain borehole temperature data at all available standard depths: 0.2 m, 0.4 m, 0.6 m, 0.8 m, 1.2 m, 1.6 m, 2.0 m, 2.4 m, and 3.2 m. The subsetted versions of the files reside in the subset directory and have subset in their filename. These files contain data from the 0.8 m and 3.2 m depths only. Missing data are indicated by the value -999.0. The complete version is more applicable to scientific investigation. The subset version is provided for K-12 teachers and is featured in a classroom activity called "How Permanent is Permafrost?"

We have included air temperature measured at these five stations when it is available. There are two sources for the surface air temperature data: NCAR World Monthly Surface Station Climatology, 1738-cont and NOAA Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) Monthly data set. These two sources both draw on the same single original source: data from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) station network. The complete files have data from one or both sources, while the subset files only include data from the source with the most complete record.

These data are being offered as is. NOAA@NSIDC believes these data to be of value but is unable to research and document these data as we do most data sets we publish.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 67.6°     S: 60.8°     E: 133.4°     W: 125.3°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Zhang, T. Z. and O. W. Frauenfeld.
Dataset Title: Soil Temperature Station Data from Permafrost Regions of Russia (Selection of Five Stations), 1880s - 2000
Dataset Release Date: 2011-02-17
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g02189.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5C24TC5

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1880-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT EUROPE EASTERN EUROPE RUSSIA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Land Temperature Land Surface Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Boreholes
  • Borehole Temperatures
  • International Permafrost Association
  • Land Surface Temperature
  • Permafrost
  • Permafrost borehole temperatures
  • Permafrost temperature
  • Soil Temperature

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Data Set Progress

complete

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel

Name: NOAA User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 660 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Personnel

Tingjun Z Zhang
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2359 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • University of Colorado
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology
  • UCB449

City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Tingjun Z Zhang
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2359 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • University of Colorado
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology
  • UCB449

City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Oliver W. Frauenfeld
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Colorado
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology
  • UCB 449

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
How Permanent is Permafrost?

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NCAR World Monthly Surface Station Climatology, 1738-cont

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
NOAA Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) Monthly

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
World Meteorological Organization

Reference

Chudinova, S. M., O. W. Frauenfeld, R. G. Barry, T. Zhang, and V. A. Sorokovikov. 2006. Relationship Between Air and Soil Temperature Trends and Periodicities in the Permafrost Regions of Russia. Journal of Geophysical Research 111, F02008. doi:10.1029/2005JF000342.

Frauenfeld, O. W., T. Zhang, R. G. Barry, and D. Gilichinsky. 2004. Interdecadal Changes in Seasonal Freeze and Thaw Depths in Russia. Journal of Geophysical Research 109, D05101. doi:10.1029/2003JD004245.

Gilichinsky, D. A., S .S. Bykhovets, V. A. Sorokovikov, D. G. Fedorov-Davydov, R. G. Barry, T. Zhang, M. K. Gavrilova, O .I. Alexeeva. 2000. Use of the Data of Hydrometeorological Survey for Century History of Soil Temperature Trends in the Seasonally Frozen and Permafrost Areas of Russia, Kriosfera Zemli. The Earth Cryosphere 4(3): 59-66.

Gilichinsky, D. A., R. G. Barry, S. S. Bykhovets, V. A. Sorokovikov, T. Zhang, S. L. Zudin, and D. G. Fedorov-Davydov. 1998. A Century of Temperature Observations of Soil Climate: Methods of Analysis and Long-term Trends. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Permafrost, Yellowknife, Canada, June 22-27, 1998, p. 313-317.

Zhang, T., O. W. Frauenfeld, M. C. Serreze, A. Etringer, C. Oelke, J. McCreight, R. G. Barry, D. Gilichinsky, D. Yang, H. Ye, F. Ling, and S. Chudinova. 2005. Spatial and Temporal Variability of Active Layer Thickness over the Russian Arctic Drainage Basin. Journal of Geophysical Research 110, D16101. doi:10.1029/2004JD005642.

Zhang, T., Roger G. Barry, D. Gilichinsky, S. S. Bykhovets, V. A. Sorokovikov, and Jingping Ye. 2001. An Amplified Signal of Climatic Change in Soil Temperatures During the Last Century at Irkutsk, Russia. Climatic Change 49(1-2): 41-76.

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Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2011-02-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-12

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