Cryosolic pedons from Russia and Alaska

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD272

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Kimble, J.M
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Cryosolic pedons from Russia and Alaska
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd272.html

Description:

Abstract:

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).

Purpose: scientific research

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Citation Information:

Originator: Kimble, J.M
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Cryosolic pedons from Russia and Alaska
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd272_cryosols_russ_alaska/index.html

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Ending Date: Unknown

Currentness Reference: publication date

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Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

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Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -149°
East Bounding Coordinate: 161°
North Bounding Coordinate: 69°
South Bounding Coordinate: 62°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Cryosols
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes Pedons
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Cryosols
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes Pedons
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost

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Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Cryopedology
Theme Keyword: Periglacial Processes
Theme Keyword: Permafrost Features
Theme Keyword: Soil Properties

Place:

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

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Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Chien-Lu Ping
Contact Organization: University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Palmer Research Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • 533 E. Fireweed
City: Palmer
State or Province: AK
Postal Code: 99645
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 907 746-9462
Contact Electronic Mail Address: pfclp@uaa.alaska.edu

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Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

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

Resource Description:

GGD272

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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:

20130307

Metadata Review Date:

20130307

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice 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
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
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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