Entry_ID: GGD272
Entry_Title: Cryosolic pedons from Russia and Alaska
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Data Author
   First_Name: Chien-Lu
   Last_Name: Ping
   Email: pfclp@uaa.alaska.edu
   Phone: 1 907 746-9462 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska-Fairbanks
      Address: Palmer Research Center
      Address: 533 E. Fireweed
      City: Palmer
      Province_or_State: AK
      Postal_Code: 99645
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: John M.
   Last_Name: Kimble
   Email: jkimble@gw.nssc.nrcs.usda.gov
   Phone: 1 402 437-5376 
   Fax: 1 402  437-5336 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: US Department of Agriculture
      Address: Natural Resources Conservation Service-National
      Address: Federal Building, Room 152, MS33, 100
      City: Lincoln
      Province_or_State: NE
      Postal_Code: 68508-3866
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Cryosols
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Periglacial Processes
   Detailed_Variable: Pedons
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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: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Cryosols
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Periglacial Processes
   Detailed_Variable: Pedons
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Keyword: Cryopedology
Keyword: Periglacial Processes
Keyword: Permafrost Features
Keyword: Soil Properties
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 62
   Northernmost_Latitude: 69
   Westernmost_Longitude: -149
   Easternmost_Longitude: 161
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN EUROPE
   Location_Subregion2: RUSSIA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Location_Subregion2: ALASKA
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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
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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: 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).

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 1998-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-07
Group: DIF_Revision_History

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