Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program Network

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level Name:

Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program Network

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Kenneth M. Hinkel
Organization Name: University of Cincinnati
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 513 556-3421

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: ML131
City: Cincinnati
Administrative Area: OH
Postal Code: 45221-0131
Country: USA
Email: Ken_Hinkel@compuserve.com

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Date Stamp:

2014-12-22

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/ggd313.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program Network
Date:
Date: 2003
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2003-01-01
Identifier: GGD313
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

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Abstract:

The CALM network includes 168 active sites in both hemispheres, with 15 participating countries. This network represents the only coordinated and standardized program of observations using standard measurement protocols designed to observe and detect decadal changes in the dynamics of seasonal thawing and freezing in high-latitude soils. The Intellectual Merit of this study lies in the need for long-term time series of active layer depth, ground temperature, and thaw settlement measurements at the same locations and across diverse terrain types and regions in order to identify scales of spatial variation, establish trends, and validate models. The active layer thickness is measured by physical probing on grids ranging in size from 100 to 1000 meters, by probing at a single point or along transects or from permanently installed frost tubes and soil temperature cables. Sites include several coastal to inland transects in North America, a longitudinal array of sites across Eurasia, and individual sites in several mid-latitude, mountainous regions. The majority of the sites are in arctic tundra regions consisting of fine grained sediments. Bouldery and rocky sites in mountains are being added to the network primarily in Europe as part of the EC Permafrost and Climate in Europe (PACE) project. CALM is being considered as the part of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). CALM is closely affiliated with the International Permafrost Association (IPA), several IPA working groups, and the International Tundra Experiment (ITEX). The current protocol for observing the active layer thickness is given in the published ITEX Manual and on the ITEX and IPA web sites. These activities are part of the IPA Global Geocryological Database (GGD). A map on the CAPS CD-ROM illustrates the locations of the 130 sites. A comprehensive metadata file for all sites is available. The CAPS CD-ROM contains detailed metadata and summary data. Raw data can be found at the CALM <a href='http://www.udel.edu/Geography/calm/'>web site</a>.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Brown, J., K. Hinkel, and F. Nelson (comp.). 2003. Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program Network. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Kenneth M. Hinkel
Organization Name: University of Cincinnati
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 513 556-3421

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: ML131
City: Cincinnati
Administrative Area: OH
Postal Code: 45221-0131
Country: USA
Email: Ken_Hinkel@compuserve.com

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Frederick E. (Fritz) Nelson
Organization Name: University of Delaware
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Contact Address:

City: Newark
Administrative Area: DE
Country: USA
Email: fnelson@udel.edu

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Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Jerry Brown
Organization Name: International Permafrost Association
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 508 457-4982

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: PO Box 7
City: Woods Hole
Administrative Area: MA
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA
Email: jerrybrown@igc.apc.org

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Kenneth M. Hinkel
Organization Name: University of Cincinnati
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 513 556-3421

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: ML131
City: Cincinnati
Administrative Area: OH
Postal Code: 45221-0131
Country: USA
Email: Ken_Hinkel@compuserve.com

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Eastern Asia > China
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Eastern Asia > Mongolia
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Kazakhstan
Keyword: Continent > Europe > Eastern Europe > Russia
Keyword: Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Scandanavia > Norway
Keyword: Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Scandanavia > Sweden
Keyword: Continent > Europe > Western Europe > Austria
Keyword: Continent > Europe > Western Europe > Switzerland
Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada
Keyword: Continent > North America > Greenland
Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Alaska
Keyword: Geographic Region > Arctic
Keyword: Geographic Region > Northern Hemisphere
Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar > circumpolar
Keyword: Geographic Region > Southern Hemisphere
Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Svalbard And Jan Mayen
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Active Layer
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Active Layer
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Soils > Soil Temperature
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Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

Keyword: CALM > Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring Program
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
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Keyword: Active Layer
Keyword: Monitoring
Keyword: Permafrost
Keyword: Permafrost Temperature
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Soil Temperature
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Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: -78.51667
Northbound Latitude: 81.81667

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19910101
End Position: Unknown

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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Data File Format:

Name: Microsoft Excel
Specification: FTP

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Online Resources:

Linkage: http://nsidc.org/forms/ggd313_md.html
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd313_calm/index.html
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