Entry_ID: GGD28
Entry_Title: Continuous and Discontinuous Permafrost in Central Asia/Mongolia
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Kazimierz
   Last_Name: Pekala
   Email: geomorf@biotop.umcs.lublin.pl
   Phone: 48-81-375-915 
   Fax:  48-81-375-102 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska
      Address: Department of Geomorphology
      Address: ul. Akademicka 19
      City: Lublin
      Postal_Code: 20-033
      Country: Poland
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Periglacial Processes
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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: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Periglacial Processes
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Keyword: Geocryology
Keyword: Periglacial Processes
Keyword: Permafrost Properties
Keyword: Slope Processes
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1974-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1978-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 46
   Northernmost_Latitude: 48
   Westernmost_Longitude: 95
   Easternmost_Longitude: 109
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN ASIA
   Location_Subregion2: MONGOLIA
   Detailed_Location: CENTRAL ASIA-MONGOLIA (KHANGAI AND KHENTEI MOUNTAINS)
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Data_Set_Language: English
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_Format: Microsoft Word
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Format: Paper
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Group: 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)

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Group: 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.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-05-06
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-09-18
DIF_Revision_History: added dist. formats