Entry_ID: GGD220
Entry_Title: Meteorology and soil temperatures, Hot Weather Creek, Ellesmere Island, NWT, Canada
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Altl, B.T
   Dataset_Title: Meteorology and soil temperatures, Hot Weather Creek, Ellesmere Island, NWT, Canada
   Dataset_Release_Date: 1998-01-01
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd220.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Data Author
   First_Name: Claude L.
   Last_Name: Labine
   Email: clabine@ibm.net
   Phone: 1 403 454-2505 
   Fax: 1 403  454-2655 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Campbell Scientific Canada Corporation
      Address: 11564-149 St.
      City: Edmonton
      Province_or_State: Alberta
      Postal_Code: T5M 1W7
      Country: Canada
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Bea Taylor
   Last_Name: Alt
   Email: bea@freenet.carleton.ca
   Phone: 1 613 822-2562 
   Fax: 1 613  822-1537 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Balanced Environmental Associates
      Address: 5034 Lentrim Road
      City: Carlsbad Springs
      Province_or_State: Ontario
      Postal_Code: K0A 1K0
      Country: Canada
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Kathy
   Last_Name: Young
   Email: klyoung@yorku.ca
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: McMaster University
      Address: Department of Geography
      Address: Hamilton, ON L8S 4L
      City: Hamilton
      Province_or_State: Ontario
      Postal_Code: L8S 4K1
      Country: Canada
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Keyword: Air Temperature
Keyword: Climate Change
Keyword: Meteorology
Keyword: Snow
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Keyword: Solar Radiation
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1988-06-01
   Stop_Date: 1994-04-30
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 79.965
   Northernmost_Latitude: 79.965
   Westernmost_Longitude: -84.442
   Easternmost_Longitude: -84.442
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: CANADA
   Detailed_Location: HOT WEATHER CREEK PLATEAU SITE, FOSHEIM PENINSULA,
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: FGDC > Frozen Ground Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: FGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Reference

   Alt, B.T., Labine, C.L., Headley, A., Koerner, R.M., and Edlund, S.A. 1992a. 
   High Arctic IRMA (Integrated Research and Monitoring Area) automatic weather 
   station field data 1990-91, Parts 1&2; Geological Survey of Canada, Open 
   File 2562.

   Alt, B.T., Labine, C.L., Headley, A., Koerner, R.M., and Edlund, S.A. 1992b. 
   High Arctic IRMA (Integrated Research and Monitoring Area) automatic weather 
   station field data 1990-91, Part 3; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2562.

   Alt, B.T., and Maxwell, B.1990. The Queen Elizabeth Islands. A case study for 
   Arctic climate data availability and regional climate analysis; in Canada's 
   Missing Dimension. Science and History in the Canadian Arctic Islands, (ed.) 
   C.R. Harington, v. 1, p. 294 - 326.

   Bourgeois, J., Edlund, S.A., Koerner, R.M., Fisher, D.A., Alt, B.T., Garneau, 
   M., Peters, B., Labine, C., Robinson, S.D., Woo, M.-K., Hamilton, P., Pollard, 
   W.H., and Lewkowicz, A.G . 1993. Cooperative work in the high Arctic IRMA 
   (Integrated  Research and Monitoring Area); Abstract, Geological Survey of 
   Canada, Geoscience Forum 1993.

   Burn, C.R. and Lewkowicz, A.G.1990. Canadian landforms  examples - 17 
   retrogressive thaw slumps; Canadian Geographer, v. 34, no. 3, p. 273 - 276.

   Edlund, S.A. 1989a. Vegetation indicates potentially unstable Arctic terrain; 
   GEOS, v. 18, p. 9 - 13.

   Edlund, S.A. 1989b. Vegetation patterns assist in identifying potentially 
   thaw-sensitive terrain on central  Ellesmere Island, Arctic Canada; Abstract; 
   Proceedings, 40th Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, 14 - 16 
   September 1989, 24 p.

   Edlund, S.A. 1989c. The coincidence of regional vegetation distribution 
   patterns and summer temperatures in Arctic Canada; Abstract of poster; 
   Proceedings, 40th Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, 14 -16 
   September 1989, 53 p.

   Edlund, S.A. 1990a. Arctic bioclimate indicators, a key to understanding 
   northern paleoenvironments; abstract; GSC Forum of Activities.

   Edlund, S.A. 1990b. Woody plants as bioclimatic indicators in Arctic Canada; 
   abstract; Proceedings, Symposium, Climate of Northern Latitudes-- Past, 
   Present and Future; University of Tromso, Tromso, Norway, April 2-4, 1990.

   Edlund, S.A. 1990c. Bioclimatic zones in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago; in 
   Canada's Missing Dimension Science and History in the Canadian Arctic Islands, 
   (ed.) C.R. Harington; v. 1, p. 421  - 441.

   Edlund, S.A., Alt, B.T., Harry, D.G., and Luckman, B.H. 1989a. Plant 
   distribution indicators of potential terrain instability (abstract); Program 
   with abstracts, Geological Survey of Canada, Forum 1989, Ottawa.

   Edlund, S.A., Alt, B.T., Harry, D.G., and Luckman, B.H. 1989b. Plant 
   distribution indicators of potential terrain instability; Abstract; Geological 
   Survey of Canada, Forum 1989.

   Edlund, S.A., Alt, B., Taylor, A.E., and Young, K.L. 1990.  Multidisciplinary 
   research in the intermontane zone of Ellesemere Island, N.W.T. (abstract); 
   Program with abstracts, Geological Survey of Canada, Forum 1990, Ottawa.

   Edlund, S.A., Alt, B.T., and Young, K.L. 1989a. Interaction of climate, 
   vegetation, and soil hydrology at Hot Weather Creek, Fosheim Peninsula, 
   Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories; Current Research, Part D, Geological 
   Survey of Canada, Paper 89-1D, p. 125 - 133.

   Edlund, S.A., Alt, B.T., and Young, K.L. 1989b. Vegetation, hydrology and 
   climate at Hot Weather Creek, Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories; 
   Abstract; Program, Canadian Committee on Climate Fluctuations and Man, Annual 
   Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario,  25-27 January 1989, CCCFM Newsletter, v. 5, p. 65.

   Edlund, S.A., Alt, B.T., and Young, K.L. 1989c. Vegetation indicates 
   potentially unstable Arctic terrain; GEOS, v. 18, no. 3, p. 9 -13.

   Edlund, S.A., Woo, M.-K., and Young, K.L. 1990a. Climate, hydrology and 
   vegetation patterns Hot Weather Creek, Ellesmere Island, Arctic Canada; Nordic 
   Hydrology, v. 21, p. 273 - 286.

    Edlund, S.A., Woo, M.-K., and Young, K.L. 1990b. Vegetation patterns, climate 
   and hydrology at Hot Weather Creek, Ellesmere Island, Arctic Canada; Journal 
   of Nordic Hydrology, v. 15, no. 4.

   Edlund, S.A., Woo, M.-K., Young, K.L., Alt, B.T., and Headley, A.N. 1991. 
   Three years of environmental monitoring at GSC's global change observatory, 
   Hot Weather Creek, Ellesmere Island; Abstract; Geological Survey of Canada, 
   Forum 1991.

   Edlund, S.A., Young, K.L., and Woo, M.-K. 1990. Aspects of vegetation and soil 
   hydrology of Hot Weather Creek, Ellesmere Island, Arctic Canada; Abstract, 
   Proceedings, Eighth International Northern Regions Basin Symposium and 
   Workshop, Abisko, Sweden.

   Egginton, P.A., and Hodgson, D.A. 1990. Preliminary assessment of selected 
   drainage basins in western Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island, as sites for 
   global change studies; Current Research, Part D, Geological Survey of Canada, 
   Paper 90-1D, p. 71 - 77.

   Fyles, J.G. 1989. High terrace sediments of Neogene age, west central 
   Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories; Current Research Part D, Geological 
   Survey of Canada, Paper 89-1D, p. 101 - 104.

   Garneau, M. editor. in press. The High Arctic Global Change Observatory of the 
   Geological Survey of Canada-- 5 years of multidisciplinary research on the 
   Climate Change Program. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin, Geological 
   Survey of Canada, Ottawa, includes Introduction, 19 papers, Conclusions and 9 
   appendices.

   Hamilton, P.B., and Edlund, S.A. 1994. Occurrence of Prasiola fluviatilis 
   (Chlorophyta) on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic; J. Phycol., v. 30, 
   p. 217 - 221.  Headley, A. 1990. A comparison of wind speeds recorded 
   simultaneously at three metres and ten metres above ground; Canadian Climate 
   Centre, Atmospheric Environment Service, Report No. 90 - 1, 36 p.

   Hodgson, D. A. 1985. The last glaciation of west-central Ellesmere Island, 
   Arctic Archipelago, Canada; Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 22, no. 3, 
   p. 347 - 368.

   Heron, R., and Woo, M.-K. 1978. Snowmelt computation for a high Arctic site; 
   Proceedings of the 35th Eastern Snow Conference, p.162 - 172.

   Hodgson, D.A., and Edlund, S.A. 1978. Surficial materials and biophysical 
   regions, eastern Queen Elizabeth Islands, part II; Geological Survey of Canada 
   Open File, Open File 501.

    Hodgson, D.A., St-Onge, D.A., and Edlund, S.A. 1991. Surficial materials of 
   Hot Weather Creek basin, Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories; Current 
   Research, Part E, Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 91-1E, p. 157 - 163.

   Labine, C.L., Alt, B.A., Atkinson, D., Headley, A., Koerner, R.M., Edlund, 
   S.A., and Waszkiewicz, M. 1994 High Arctic IRMA automatic weather station 
   field data 1991 - 1992. Part 1-- Documentation, Part 2-- Plots; GSC Open File 
   Report 2898.

    Lewkowicz, A.G. 1989. Active-layer detachments on the Fosheim Peninsula, 
   Ellesmere Island-- the importance of the summer of 1988; Canadian Association 
   of Geographers, Ontario Division Conference, University of Guelph, October, 
   1989.

   Lewkowicz, A.G. 1990a. Frequency and magnitude of active-layer detachments on 
   the Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island-- past, present and future. Abstract.; 
   19th Annual Arctic Workshop, Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research, 
   University of Colorado, March 1990.

   Lewkowicz, A.G. 1990b. Morphology, frequency and magnitude of active-layer 
   detachment slides, Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island, N.W.T.; 
   Permafrost-Canada, Proceedings of the Fifth Canadian Permafrost Conference, 
   Quebec City, June 1990, Universite Laval, Quebec, p. 111 - 118.

   Lewkowicz, A.G. 1990c. Active-layer detachments, Fosheim  Peninsula, Ellesmere 
   Island. Abstract; Canadian Association of Geographers, Annual Meeting, 
   University of Alberta, June 1990.

   Lewkowicz, A.G.1990d. Climatic change and permafrost slope processes. 
   Abstract.; Canadian Association of Geographers, Annual Meeting, University of 
   Alberta, June 1990.

   Lewkowicz, A.G. 1992. Slope hummocks on Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island; 
   Current Research, Part B; Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 92-1B.

   Lewkowicz, A.G., and Wolfe, P.M.1994. Sediment transport in Hot Weather Creek, 
   Ellesmere Island, Canada; Arctic and Alpine Research, 26, 213-226.

   Luckman, B.H., Edlund, S.A., and Harry, D.G. 1988. Active-layer detachments 
   during late summer, 1988, Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island; CAGONT `88 
   Permafrost Abstracts; Program and Abstracts; Annual meeting Canadian 
   Association of Geographers Ontario Division, 13 p.

   Luckman, B.H., Harry, D.G., Edlund, S.A., and Alt, B. 1989.  Global change, 
   ground ice and geomorphic processes-- some observations from the Fosheim 
   Peninsula, Ellesmere Island, N.W.T., Canada; Abstracts, 18th Annual Arctic 
   Workshop, April 13-15, 1989, Global environmental change and the Arctic,  
   Lethbridge, Alberta.

   Peters, B., and Headley, A. 1992. A comparison of winds at Hot Weather Creek 
   and Eureka, N.W.T.; Canadian Climate Centre, Atmospheric Environment Service, 
   Report No. 92 - 2, 22 p.

   Pollard, W.H. 1991. Observations on massive ground ice on Fosheim Peninsula, 
   Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories; Current Research, Part E, Geological 
   Survey of Canada, Paper  91-1E, p. 223 - 231.

   Sutherland, P.D. 1984. A reassessment of Independence I.-- Some observations 
   from the Eureka Upland, high Arctic Canada; Abstract, 17th Annual Meeting of 
   the Canadian Archaeological Association, Victoria.

    Sutherland, P.D. 1989. An inventory and assessment of the prehistoric 
   archaeological resources of Ellesmere Island National Park Reserve; Canadian 
   Parks Service.

   Sutherland, P.D. 1990. A piece of the paleoeskimo mosaic--  continuity and 
   change on northern Ellesmere Island; Abstract, 23rd Annual Meeting of the 
   Canadian Archaeological Association, Whitehorse, Yukon .

    Sutherland, P.D. 1992. Prehistoric adaptations to changing environments on 
   western Ellesmere Island and Axel Heiberg; Progress report on the 1992 Field 
   Project; p. 27.

   Sutherland, P.D. 1995. Hydrometeorological investigations on a small valley 
   glacier in the Sawtooth Range, Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories; 
   Master's Thesis; Wilfrid Laurier University, p. 205.

   Wolfe, P.M. 1992. Suspended sediment and solute transport in Hot Weather 
   Creek, Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories, 1990-1991; 
   B.Sc. Honours Thesis, University of Toronto Department of Geography.

   Wolfe, P.M. and English, M.C. 1994. Hydrometeorological relationships in a 
   glacierized catchment in the Canadian High Arctic. Hydrological Processes, v. 
   4, p. 911-921.

   Woo, M.-K., Edlund, S.A., and Young, K.L. 1991. Occurrence of early snow-free 
   zones on Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories; Current 
   Research, Part B, Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 91-1B, p. 9 - 14.

    Woo, M.-K., Rouse, W.R., Lewkowicz, A.G., and Young, K.L. 1992. Adaptation to 
   permafrost in the Canadian North-- Present and future; Canadian Climate 
   Centre, Atmospheric Environment Service, Report No. 92 - 3, 61 p.

   Woo, M.-K., Young, K.L., and Edlund, S.A. 1990. 1989 observations of soil, 
   vegetation, and microclimate, and effects on slope hydrology, Hot Weather 
   Creek basin, Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories; Current Research, Part 
   D, Geological  Survey of Canada, Paper 90-1D, p. 85 - 93.

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Group: Summary

   The instrumentation was installed in June 1988 and was initially maintained by 
   the Arctic Adaptation Division Canadian Climate Centre, Atmospheric 
   Environment Service (CCC/AES) with field support by Geological Survey of 
   Canada (GSC). It consists of a Campbell Scientific CR10 micrologger with 
   meteorological sensors for air temperature an relative humidity, wind speed 
   and direction, and solar incoming radiation. It also supports a snow depth 
   sensor, an experimental vegetation temperature and four ground temperatures. 
   It is powered by a 25-AH, 12-volt gel cell (a second gel cell was added in 
   1989) charged by a 10-watt solar panel. Hourly and Daily sampling was carried 
   out. Data have been quality controlled and fully documented (see documentation 
   files accompanying the data). The High Arctic Integrated Research and 
   Monitoring Area (IRMA) of the GSC was established on Fosheim Peninsula to 
   support interdisciplinary studies related to environmental change. Research 
   carried out between 1989 and 1994, had as primary objective to determine 
   relationships between geomorphic processes and climate in order to help 
   predict the potential geologic impact of global change. Establishment of 
   detailed paleoclimatic records for this region has also been considered 
   essential to provide a context for ongoing climate change. Paleoecological 
   studies (records of peat cores, lakes cores, ice cores, sea cores and 
   archeological records) in concert with other methodologies have been used to 
   outline climatic variability (short, middle or long-term variabilities) and 
   are a primary research component in the region. A major compilation of 20 
   papers has been produced (see Garneau in press) involving 34 participants from 
   government, universities and industry. The synthesis includes the results from 
   studies of modern conditions (climate, flora and fauna), quaternary geology 
   and glacial history, paleoenvironmental records (i.e. ice cores, ocean, lakes, 
   peat, archeological sites), permafrost dynamics and hydrologic systems. Nine 
   appendices complete the document including a comprehensive bibliography and 
   various data series (climate, vegetation, insects, geophysics, plant and 
   arthropod macrofossils and radiocarbon dates) to provide background forfuture 
   projects in the area. These data are on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, and were 
   identified for inclusion through the efforts of Kathy Young, Ph.D. graduate of 
   Department of Geography, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

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DIF_Creation_Date: 1998-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-08-24
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