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Cryosolic pedons from Russia and Alaska

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Entry ID

GGD272

Summary

U.S. pedon data on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998, are a sample of the pedon data contained on a CD-ROM produced by the National Soil Survey Center - Soil Survey Laboratory(NSSC-SSL). The data include recent pedons from analyses for soil characterization and research within the National Cooperative Soil Survey. Less-than-complete characterization data are available for many pedons because only selected measurements were planned or because the planned measurements are not yet complete. This database is dynamic-- data for additional pedons are added as they are sampled and analyzed, other information is updated as pedons are classified, suspect measurements are rerun and replaced, and errors are found and corrected. The data on the NSSC-SSL CD-ROM represent a 'snapshot' of the database. The database includes pedons that represent the central concept of a soil series, pedons that represent the central concept of a map unit but not of a series, and pedons sampled to bracket a range of properties within a series or landscape. Thus, attribute data for some data elements may be incomplete or missing for certain portions of the United States. In instances where data are unavailable, a mask should be used to exclude the area from the analysis. For research purposes, all data are retained in the database. Users unfamiliar with a given soil or set of data may want to consult with a research soil scientist at the National Soil Survey Center. A research soil scientist can be reached by telephone at (402) 437-5006, or by writing the Soil Survey Laboratory Head, National Soil Survey Center, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Building, Room 152, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, NE 68508-3866 USA. Pedons on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM cover areas in Russia (60 deg 37 min N to 69 deg 27 min N; 159 deg 07 min E to 161 deg 33 min E) and in Alaska (62 deg to 68 deg N; 135 deg to 149 deg W).

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 69°     S: 62°     E: 161°     W: -149°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Kimble, J.M
Dataset Title: Cryosolic pedons from Russia and Alaska
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/ggd272.html

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT EUROPE EASTERN EUROPE RUSSIA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALASKA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Cryosols
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes Pedons
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Cryosols
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes Pedons
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost

Ancillary Keywords

  • Cryopedology
  • Periglacial Processes
  • Permafrost Features
  • Soil Properties

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 Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Chien-Lu Ping
Role: DATA AUTHOR
Phone: 1 907 746-9462
Email: pfclp@uaa.alaska.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska-Fairbanks
  • Palmer Research Center
  • 533 E. Fireweed

City: Palmer
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99645
Country: USA

John M. Kimble
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 402 437-5376
Fax: 1 402 437-5336
Email: jkimble@gw.nssc.nrcs.usda.gov
Contact Address:

  • US Department of Agriculture
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service-National
  • Federal Building, Room 152, MS33, 100

City: Lincoln
Province or State: NE
Postal Code: 68508-3866
Country: USA

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

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

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