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

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.
	         gmd:Purpose:  Scientific Research
	         gmd:Credit:  Zhang, T. Z. and O. W. Frauenfeld. 2011. Soil Temperature Station Data from Permafrost Regions of Russia (Selection of Five Stations), 1880s - 2000. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5C24TC5. 
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