Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground-Ice Conditions

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Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground-Ice Conditions

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 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Date Stamp:

2014-09-01

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/ggd318.html

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Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground-Ice Conditions
Date:
Date: 2014
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2014-04-22
Identifier: GGD318
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 Circum-Arctic permafrost and ground ice map is available via ftp in ESRI Shapefile format and Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid) format. See the Format section for an explanation of the files provided via FTP. The circumpolar permafrost and ground ice data contribute to a unified international data set that depicts the distribution and properties of permafrost and ground ice in the Northern Hemisphere (20°N to 90°N). The re-gridded data set shows discontinuous, sporadic, or isolated permafrost boundaries. Permafrost extent is estimated in percent area (90-100 percent, 50-90 percent, 10-50 percent, <10 percent, and no permafrost). Relative abundance of ground ice in the upper 20 m is estimated in percent volume (>20 percent, 10-20 percent, <10 percent, and 0 percent). The data set also contains the location of subsea and relict permafrost. the gridded data are gridded at 12.5 km, 25 km, and 0.5 degree resolution. The shapefiles were derived from the original 1:10,000,000 paper map (Brown et al. 1997) Permafrost, or permanently frozen ground, is ground (soil, sediment, or rock) that remains at or below 0°C for at least two years (Permafrost Subcommittee, 1988). It occurs both on land and beneath offshore arctic continental shelves, and underlies about 22 percent of the Earth's land surface. For more information on the creation of the original map, see Heginbottom et al. (1993). The original paper map also includes information on the relative abundance of ice wedges, massive ice bodies and Pingos, ranges of permafrost temperature and thickness (Brown et al. 1997).

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., O. Ferrians, J. A. Heginbottom, and E. Melnikov. 2014. Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground-Ice Conditions. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: J. Alan Heginbottom
Organization Name: Natural Resources Canada
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 613 992-7813

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 601 Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Administrative Area: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
Email: heginbottom@gsc.emr.ca

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: J. Alan Heginbottom
Organization Name: Natural Resources Canada
Contact:

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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 613 992-7813

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 601 Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Administrative Area: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
Email: heginbottom@gsc.emr.ca

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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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Responsible Party:

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

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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 508 457-4982

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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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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Oscar Ferrians
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: E.S. Melnikov
Organization Name: Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 7-095-135-9828

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Vavilov Str. 30/6-74a
City: Moscow
Postal Code: GSP-1, 119
Country: Russia
Email: emelnikov@mtu-net.ru

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Individual Name: E.S. Melnikov
Organization Name: Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch
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Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 7-095-135-9828

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Delivery Point: Vavilov Str. 30/6-74a
City: Moscow
Postal Code: GSP-1, 119
Country: Russia
Email: emelnikov@mtu-net.ru

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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 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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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 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Image File: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/maps/ipa_browse.html
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Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar > Circumpolar
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Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
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Date: 2008-02-05
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Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Ground Ice
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Ground Ice
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Date: 2008-01-24
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Keyword: Boreholes
Keyword: Continuous Permafrost
Keyword: Discontinuous Permafrost
Keyword: Mapping
Keyword: Permafrost Extent
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Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: 28
Northbound Latitude: 90

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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
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Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)
Specification: FTP 24 MB

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Online Transfer Options:

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Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/fgdc/ggd318_map_circumarctic/
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