Cryosolic pedons from Northern Canada

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GGD311

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Originator: Tarnocai, C
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Cryosolic pedons from Northern Canada
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd311.html

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Abstract:

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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Originator: Tarnocai, C
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Cryosolic pedons from Northern Canada
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd311_cryosols_canada/index.html

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Beginning Date: 19750101
Ending Date: 19961231

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West Bounding Coordinate: -138.997°
East Bounding Coordinate: -64.681°
North Bounding Coordinate: 81.832°
South Bounding Coordinate: 63.942°

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Agriculture Soils Soil Classification
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Cryosols
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Cryosols
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Classification

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Theme Keyword: Cryopedology
Theme Keyword: Periglacial Features
Theme Keyword: Permafrost Features
Theme Keyword: Soil Properties

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Place Keyword: Continent North America Canada Northern Canada

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Contact Person: Charles Tarnocai
Contact Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Research Branch

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  • K.W. Neatby Building, Room 1135, 960 Carling Avenue
City: Ottawa
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Postal Code: K1A 0C6
Country: Canada

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Contact Electronic Mail Address: tarnocaict@em.agr.ca

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GGD311

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20120829

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20120829

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Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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FGDC-STD-012-2002

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