Active layer and permafrost properties, including snow depth, soil temperature, and soil moisture, Barrow, Alaska

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Entry ID

GGD222

Summary

This data set contains soil temperature, soil moisture, thaw depth, and snow depth data collected at test sites near Barrow, Alaska, during the following years.

Soil temperature data - 1963-1966, 1993 Soil moisture data - 1963 Thaw depth - 1962-1968, 1991-1993 Snow depth - 1963-1964 This study focused on characterizing the active soil layer at Barrow, and determining the relationships between and among these physical properties at permafrost sites in the Arctic.

This site is U1 of the IPA's Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program and later measurements are available at the CALM Web site.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coordinates:
Max Depth: 91 centimeters

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Brown, J. anf F. Nelson
Dataset Title: Active layer and permafrost properties, including snow depth, soil temperature, and soil moisture, Barrow, Alaska
Dataset Release Date: 1998-08-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd222.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1991-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31

Start Date: 1962-01-01
Stop Date: 1968-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BARROW, ALASKA, USA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALASKA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC

Science Keywords

  • Agriculture Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Agriculture Soils Soil Temperature
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth

Ancillary Keywords

  • Active Layer
  • Ground Ice
  • Meteorology
  • Monitoring
  • Permafrost
  • Permafrost Properties
  • Snow
  • Soil Properties
  • Soil Temperature
  • Thermal Properties

Instrument

  • SNOW MEASURING ROD
  • SOIL DEPTH PROBE
  • THERMOCOUPLES

Project

  • ARCSS/LAII Arctic System Science/Land-Atmosphere-Ice Interaction
  • ARCSS/LAII/FLUX Arctic System Science/Land-Atmosphere-Ice Interaction/fluxes
  • CALM Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring Program

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

ARCSS

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

Frozen Ground Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: FGDC 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: 892 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Jerry Brown
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 508 457-4982
Fax: 1 508 457-4982
Email: jerrybrown@igc.apc.org
Contact Address:

  • International Permafrost Association
  • PO Box 7

City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA

Frederick E. (Fritz) Nelson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: fnelson@udel.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Delaware
  • Department of Geography

City: Newark
Province or State: DE
Country: USA

Related URL

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Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program

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Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring Project

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS)

Reference

Brown, Jerry and Johnson, P.L. 1965. Pedo-ecological Investigations, Barrow, Alaska. Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Technical Report 159, Hanover, NH. 32 pp + appendices.

Brown, Jerry 1969. Soil properties developed on the complex tundra relief of northern Alaska. Biuletyn Peryglacjalny. 18:153-167.

Mc Gaw, R. W., Outcalt, S.I., and Ng, E. 1978. Thermal properties and regime of wet tundra soils at Barrow, Alaska. In Proceedings, Third International Conference on Permafrost, National Research

Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada. 1:47-53.

Nakano,Y.,and Brown,J. 1972. Mathematical modelling and validation of the thermal regimes in tundra soils, Barrow, Alaska. Arctic and Alpine Research, 4:19-38.

National Science Foundation Grant OPP 9214897; Active Layer/Landscape Interactions: A Retrospective and Contemporary Regional Approach in Arctic Alaska. Ohio State University.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 1998-08-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-07

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