Entry_ID: GGD311
Entry_Title: Cryosolic pedons from Northern Canada
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Tarnocai, C
   Dataset_Title: Cryosolic pedons from Northern Canada
   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/ggd311.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Charles
   Last_Name: Tarnocai
   Email: tarnocaict@em.agr.ca
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
      Address: Research Branch
      Address: K.W. Neatby Building, Room 1135, 960 Carling Avenue
      City: Ottawa
      Postal_Code: K1A 0C6
      Country: Canada
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Classification
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Cryosols
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Cryosols
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Classification
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Keyword: Cryopedology
Keyword: Periglacial Features
Keyword: Permafrost Features
Keyword: Soil Properties
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1975-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1996-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 63.942
   Northernmost_Latitude: 81.832
   Westernmost_Longitude: -138.997
   Easternmost_Longitude: -64.681
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: CANADA
   Detailed_Location: NORTHERN CANADA
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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
End_Group
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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: Microsoft Word
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Reference

   These publications are referenced in the documentation for Expert Committee on 
   Soil Survey. 1983. The Canada Soil Information System, Manual for describing 
   soil in the field. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Agriculture Canada 
   Expert Committee on Soil Survey. 1987. The Canadian System of Soil 
   Classification. (2nd ed.) Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada. 
    Sheldrick, B.H. (editor). 1984. Analytical Methods Manual. 1984. Land 
   Resource Research Institute, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

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Group: Summary

   Pedons included here represent Cryosolic (permafrost-affected) soils from 
   across the Canadian North from Baffin Island in the east, to the lower 
   Mackenzie Valley and northern Yukon in the west, and to Ellesmere Island in 
   the High Arctic. Pedon locations are Pangnirtung Pass, Baffin Island, N.W.T. 
   (8 pedons); Inuvik area, N.W.T. (2 pedons); Mackenzie Delta, N.W.T. (2 
   pedons); Tanquary Fiord, Ellesmere Island, N.W.T. (4 pedons); Lake Hazen, 
   Ellesmere Island, N.W.T. (4 pedons); Eagle Plains, northern Yukon (3 pedons); 
   Dawson City area, central Yukon (2 pedons). 

   Cryosolic soils, according to the Canadian soil classification, are either 
   mineral or organic materials that have permafrost either within 1 m of the 
   surface (Static and Organic Cryosols) or within 2 m (Turbic Cryosols) if more 
   than one-third of the pedon has been strongly cryoturbated, as indicated by 
   disrupted, mixed, or broken horizons. They have a mean annual temperature 
   below 0 degree C. In the soil profile descriptions, the perennially frozen 
   (permafrost) soil horizons are identified by the letter 'z'. The descriptions 
   and nomenclature used to describe these pedons are according to - Expert 
   Committee on Soil Survey. 1983. The Canada Soil Information System, Manual for 
   describing soil in the field. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Agriculture 
   Canada Expert Committee on Soil Survey. 1987. The Canadian System of Soil 
   Classification. (2nd ed.) Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada. 
   The methods for laboratory analysis are according to -  Sheldrick, B.H. 
   (editor). 1984. Analytical Methods Manual. 1984. Land Resource Research 
   Institute, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

   Additional information relating to these pedons can be obtain by contacting 
   Charles Tarnocai, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Research Branch (ECORC), 
   K.W. Neatby Building, Rm. 1135, 960 Carling Avenue, OTTAWA, Canada, K1A 0C6; 
   Tel.- (613) 759-1857; Fax- (613) 759-1937; E-mail- tarnocaict@em.agr.ca. The 
   data file on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM contains laboratory analyses of the 
   soil samples, including chemical, physical, mineralogical (clay mineralogy 
   when applicable), and particle size distribution analyses.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 1998-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-08-29
DIF_Revision_History: added creator/pub info