Seasonal thawing of palsas in Finnish Lapland

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Dataset Identifier:

GGD314

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Unknown
Publication Date: Unknown
Title: Seasonal thawing of palsas in Finnish Lapland

Description:

Abstract:

This study investigates the thickness of the active layer of palsas in northernmost Finland and temporal, local, and regional differences in the thawing of palsas there. (Seppala 1983). Probes of frost depth were made over a 9-year period, a total of 185 measurements in 17 palsa bogs at sites ranging from 50 - 490 m in altitude. Thermal gradients were also measured ; weather observations were taken at two sites.

Purpose: scientific research

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Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19720101
Ending Date: 19821231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

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Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 21°
East Bounding Coordinate: 28°
North Bounding Coordinate: 70°
South Bounding Coordinate: 68°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Surface Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Outgoing Longwave Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Solar Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Active Layer
Theme Keyword: Peat
Theme Keyword: Seasonal Freeze/thaw
Theme Keyword: Thermal Properties

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Northern Europe Scandanavia Finland Finnish Lapland

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Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Maria Ronkko
Contact Organization: University of Helsinki, Laboratory of Physical Geography

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • P.O. Box 64
City: Helsinki
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: 00014
Country: Finland

Contact Voice Telephone: 358 9 191 51060
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 358 9 191 50 760
Contact Electronic Mail Address: maria.ronkko@helsinki.fi

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Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact Person: FGDC User Services

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

Resource Description:

GGD314

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NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20050124

Metadata Review Date:

20050124

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: FGDC User Services
Contact Organization: Frozen Ground 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 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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