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Seasonal frost penetration, Sleepers River Research Watershed, Vermont, USA

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Entry ID

GGD278

Summary

The frost tube network is located within a 3.25-square-mile sub-watershed of the Sleepers River Research Watershed near Danville, Vermont, USA. Tubes were positioned in forested and non-forested cover types. The forest cover includes beech, birch, maple hardwoods with a 7% slope and 240 degree aspect, mixed conifer (spruce and balsam) and hardwoods with a 3% slope and 240 degree aspect, and coniferous forest with a 3% slope and 240 degree aspect. The open areas include two large non-cultivated agricultural fields (with approximate 5% slopes and aspects of 240 and 15 degrees) and a small heavily instrumented opening. Site data were generally recorded weekly. Snow depth was measured with a metal meter ruler while frost readings were measured from a plastic tube filled with methylene blue dye suspended in a PVC outer tube. Data cover winter seasons 1983-84 to 1992-93 only. These data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 44.53°     S: 44.422°     E: -72.039°     W: -72.177°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Pangburn, T
Dataset Title: Seasonal frost penetration, Sleepers River Research Watershed, Vermont, USA
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/ggd278.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1983-01-01
Stop Date: 1992-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SLEEPERS RIVER RESEARCH WATERSHED, DANVILLE, VERMONT,

Science Keywords

  • Biosphere Vegetation Forest Composition/Vegetation Structure
  • Biosphere Vegetation Vegetation Cover
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Seasonally Frozen Ground Freeze/Thaw Cycle
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Seasonally Frozen Ground Freeze/Thaw Cycle

Ancillary Keywords

  • Active Layer
  • Seasonal Freeze/thaw
  • Snow
  • Vegetation

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

William Roberts
Role: DATA AUTHOR
Phone: 1 603 646-4236
Fax: 1 603 646-4750
Email: wproberts@rsgisc.crrel.usace.army.mil
Contact Address:

  • US Army CRREL
  • 72 Lyme Road

City: Hanover
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03755-1290
Country: USA

Timothy Pangburn
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 603 646-4296
Fax: 1 603 646-4750
Email: tim@rsgisc.crrel.usace.army.mil
Contact Address:

  • US Army CRREL
  • 72 Lyme Road

City: Hanover
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03755-1290
Country: USA

Reference

Bates, R.E., Pangburn, T. and Greenan, H., 1987. WMO solid precipitation measurement intercomparison at Sleepers River Research Watershed. In: Eastern Snow Conference, 44th, 3-4 June 1987, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, Proceedings, p.1-7. Hepler, J.A. Winter Measurements of Frost Penetration At Sleepers River Research Watershed, Winter 1983-1984. Unpublished. Roberts,W.P. and Cassell , E.A. Sleepers River Research Watershed, Data Report for the period October 1985 to September 1986. Unpublished [Other unpublished reports by Roberts and Cassell cover the years 1985/86 through 1990/91.]

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: 2012-08-24

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