Entry_ID: GGD278
Entry_Title: Seasonal frost penetration, Sleepers River Research Watershed, Vermont, USA
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Data Author
   First_Name: William
   Last_Name: Roberts
   Email: wproberts@rsgisc.crrel.usace.army.mil
   Phone: 1 603 646-4236 
   Fax: 1 603  646-4750 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: US Army CRREL
      Address: 72 Lyme Road
      City: Hanover
      Province_or_State: NH
      Postal_Code: 03755-1290
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Timothy
   Last_Name: Pangburn
   Email: tim@rsgisc.crrel.usace.army.mil
   Phone: 1 603 646-4296 
   Fax: 1 603  646-4750 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: US Army CRREL
      Address: 72 Lyme Road
      City: Hanover
      Province_or_State: NH
      Postal_Code: 03755-1290
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Biosphere
   Term: Vegetation
   Variable_Level_1: Forest Composition/Vegetation Structure
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Biosphere
   Term: Vegetation
   Variable_Level_1: Vegetation Cover
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Active Layer
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Seasonally Frozen Ground
   Detailed_Variable: Freeze/Thaw Cycle
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Freeze/Thaw
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Depth
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Active Layer
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Seasonally Frozen Ground
   Detailed_Variable: Freeze/Thaw Cycle
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Keyword: Active Layer
Keyword: Seasonal Freeze/thaw
Keyword: Snow
Keyword: Vegetation
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1983-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1992-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 44.422
   Northernmost_Latitude: 44.53
   Westernmost_Longitude: -72.177
   Easternmost_Longitude: -72.039
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Detailed_Location: SLEEPERS RIVER RESEARCH WATERSHED, DANVILLE, VERMONT,
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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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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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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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.]

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Group: 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.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 1998-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-08-24
DIF_Revision_History: added creator & publisher info