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Frozen Ground Temperature Variations, East Andean Range, 1995-2005

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Entry ID

GGD1

Summary

This data set includes air and soil temperatures from the East Andean Range. The goals of the project were 1) to understand air and ground temperature variations as a function of elevation in seasonally frozen ground (below 3000 m) and in permafrost (above 3000 m) and to determine the cause of such variations; 2) to monitor gelifluction and rock glaciers; 3) to measure retreat of snow patches and mountain lakes; and 4) to compare the observed variations with those in other permafrost mountain regions. Air temperature and ground temperature (down to 5 m) were recorded continuously beginning in 1995.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -32°     S: -32°     E: -69°     W: -69°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Dario Trombotto
Dataset Title: Frozen Ground Temperature Variations, East Andean Range, 1995-2005
Dataset Release Date: 2003-09-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd1.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT SOUTH AMERICA ARGENTINA ANDES
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Seasonally Frozen Ground
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Seasonally Frozen Ground
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Permafrost
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Meteorology
  • Slope Processes
  • Soil Properties
  • Soil Temperature
  • Thermal Properties

Data Center

Personnel

Dario Trombotto
Role: DATA AUTHOR
Phone: 054-61-287029
Fax: 054-061-380370
Email: dtrombot@lab.cricyt.edu.ar
Contact Address:

  • IANIGLA-CRICYT-CONICET
  • Geocriologia
  • Bajada del Cerro s/n, Cassilla de Correo 330

City: Mendoza
Postal Code: 5500
Country: Argentina

A.E. Corte
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 054-61-287029
Fax: 054-061-380370
Email: dtrombi@raiz.uncu.edu.ar
Contact Address:

  • IANIGLA-CRICYT-CONICET
  • Geocriologia
  • Bajada del Cerro s/n, Cassilla de Correo 330

City: Mendoza
Postal Code: 5500
Country: Argentina

E. Buk
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 054 061 274011
Email: geocrio@ianigl.edu.aar
Contact Address:

  • Instituto Argentiono de Nivologia y Glaciologia
  • Unidad de Geocriologia
  • CC 330

City: Mendoza
Postal Code: 5500
Country: Argentina

Reference

Corte, A. 1978. Rock glaciers as permafrost bodies with a debris cover as an active layer, an hydrological approach, Andes of Mendoza, Argentina. International Permafrost Conference, 3rd, p. 262-269.

Corte, A. 1984. El detrito criog XII Congreso Nacional del Agua, Mendoza. 15 pp. [sic]
Corte, A. et al. 1986. Essaie de confirmacion de la structure du glacier couvert de Vallecitos (Andes, Argentine) par sondage electrique et magnetotellurique. IIeme Reunion Annuelle de Science de la Terre, Clermont Ferrand, France, p. 42. Corte, A. 1986. Delimitation of geocryogenic (periglacial) regions and associated geomorphic belts, at 33 [sic] Mendoza, Argentina. Biul. Peryglacjalny, no. 31, p. 31-34.
Corte, A. 1987. Rock glaciers taxonomy. In: Giardino, et al., (eds.) Rock Glaciers. Allen and Unwin, London, p. 289-303. Corte, A. 1988. Geocryology of the central Andes and rock glaciers. International Conference on Permafrost, 5th, Trondheim. Proceedings, vol. 1, p. 500-505.
Buk, E. 1988. Hydrochemistry of rivers in mountain permafrost, at 33 [sic]. International Conference on Permafrost, 5th, Trondheim. Proceedings, vol. 1, p. 294-298.
Trombotto, D. 1991. Untersuchungen zum periglazialen Formenschatz und zu periglazialen Sedimenten in der 'Lagunita del Plata', Mendoza, Argentinien. Heidelberger Geographische Arbeiten, Heft Nr. 90, 171 pp.[or p. 171?]

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-09-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-03-28

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