Continuous and Discontinuous Permafrost in Central Asia/Mongolia

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Entry ID

GGD28

Summary

This data set consists of permafrost measurements taken in Central Asia and Mongolia during the summer seasons of 1974, 1977, and 1978. The study regions have a cold continental climate that is favorable for the development of continuous permafrost in the upper altitudes, and discontinuous permafrost in the lower altitudes which are exposed to the south. The Mongolian mountain areas near the southern boundary of permafrost are shaped by cryogenic processes, forming cryoplanation terraces, active solifluction valleys, cryopediments and solifluction cirques.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 48°     S: 46°     E: 109°     W: 95°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Kazimierz Pekala
Dataset Title: Continuous and Discontinuous Permafrost in Central Asia/Mongolia
Dataset Release Date: 2003-05-06
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd28.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1974-01-01
Stop Date: 1978-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ASIA EASTERN ASIA MONGOLIA CENTRAL ASIA-MONGOLIA (KHANGAI AND KHENTEI MOUNTAINS)

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Land Surface Soils Permafrost
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost

Ancillary Keywords

  • Geocryology
  • Periglacial Processes
  • Permafrost Properties
  • Slope Processes

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • GROUND STATIONS

Data Center

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 Format: Microsoft Word

Distribution Format: Paper

Personnel

Kazimierz Pekala
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 48-81-375-915
Fax: 48-81-375-102
Email: geomorf@biotop.umcs.lublin.pl
Contact Address:

  • University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska
  • Department of Geomorphology
  • ul. Akademicka 19

City: Lublin
Postal Code: 20-033
Country: Poland

Reference

Dzulynski, S., Pekala, K. 1980. Bog cirques and solifluction valley in granitic rocks. Z. f. Geomorphologie N.F. 24(2), p. 219-235. (in English)

Pekala, K. 1975. Contemporary morphogenetic processes in the Sant Valley. Bull. Acad. Pol. Sci. Ser. Sci. Terre 23(3-4), p. 221-224 (in English).

Pekala, K. 1977/1978. Cryoplanation terraces in the area of the southern Khangai, Mongolia. Annales UMCS, [University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska] Lublin, Sect. B, 32/34, 3, p. 89-101 (in Polish with English summary)

Pekala, K. , Zietara, K. 1980. Present-day slope modelling in the southern Khangai Mountains. Pol. Acad. Sci., Geogr. Stud. 136, p. 52-64 (in English)

Pekala, K., Repelewska-Pekalowa, J. 1993. Solifluction and related slope processes in the mountains of Central Asia (Mongolia). Palaeoclimate Research 11, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz, Germany. Special Issue: ESF Project European Palaeoclimate and Man, 6 'Solifluction and climatic variation in the Holocene', p.87-101 (in English)

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-18

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