Permafrost and Gas Hydrates as Possible Sources of Methane, Alaska, USA

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD235

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Keith A. Kvenvolden
Publication Date: 20041011
Title: Permafrost and Gas Hydrates as Possible Sources of Methane, Alaska, USA
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd235.html

Description:

Abstract:

This project measured the amount of methane present in shallow permafrost and gas hydrate near Fairbanks, Alaska, to evaluate the role of permafrost and gas hydrate as possible sources of atmospheric methane. Air samples and 10 cm core samples were analyzed by gas chromatography.

Purpose: scientific research

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Ending Date: Unknown

Currentness Reference: publication date

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Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -148°
East Bounding Coordinate: -147.583°
North Bounding Coordinate: 64.95°
South Bounding Coordinate: 64.75°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Chemistry Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds Methane
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Gas/Air
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Solid Earth Natural Resources Gas Hydrates
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Chemistry
Theme Keyword: Cryopedology
Theme Keyword: Permafrost Properties
Theme Keyword: Soil Properties
Theme Keyword: Trace gases

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America Fairbanks, Alaska

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Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Keith A. Kvenvolden
Contact Organization: US Geological Survey

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • 345 Middlefield Road, MS 999
City: Menlo Park
State or Province: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 415 354-3213
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 415 354-3191
Contact Electronic Mail Address: kk@octopus.wr.usgs.gov

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Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact Person: FGDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

GGD235

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20100301

Metadata Review Date:

20100301

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: FGDC User Services
Contact Organization: Frozen Ground Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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ISO HTML

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