Permafrost Map of Alaska, USA

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level Name:

Permafrost Map of Alaska, USA

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Emily Binnian
Organization Name: US Geological Survey
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 907 786-7020

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 4230 University Drive
City: Anchorage
Administrative Area: Alaska
Postal Code: 99508-4664
Country: USA
Email: binnian@usgs.gov

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: Data Author
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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/ggd320.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Permafrost Map of Alaska, USA
Date:
Date: 1998
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 1998-01-01
Identifier: GGD320
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
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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Abstract:

This data set consists of a geo-referenced digital map and attribute data derived from the publication 'Permafrost map of Alaska'. The map is presented at a scale of 1 to 2,500,000 and shows the correlation of physiographic province to presence of permafrost across the state of Alaska. The digital data were prepared under the U.S. Geological Survey Global Change Program, Land Data Systems - Arctic Land Processes Studies for display and analysis of terrain. The line work was captured by hand digitizing the source map, Ferrians, O.J., 1965, Permafrost map of Alaska - U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-445. Scale 1 to 2,500,000. The digital map was assembled and edited in ARC/INFO. The source map projection is polyconic. It is based on the Clarke 1866 ellipsoid with a central meridian of 150 W longitude. The data were geo-referenced from digitizer coordinates to the polyconic projection and then projected into an Albers Equal Area projection. The coastline was taken from the U.S Geological Survey, 1 to 2,000,000 scale Digital Line Graph data (U.S. Geological Survey, 1987). Attributes for the permafrost map were assigned. Metadata documentation was completed in 1996. The map units are closed polygons that are generalized in shape and size. They are defined in terms of their physiographic characteristics and association with permafrost. Each unit differs with respect to all other units and is uniquely identified as follows. 11 Mountainous Area underlain by continuous permafrost 12 Mountainous Area underlain by discontinuous permafrost 13 Mountainous Area underlain by isolated masses of permafrost 21 Lowland and Upland Area underlain by thick permafrost 22 Lowland and Upland Area underlain by moderately thick to thin permafrost 23 Lowland and Upland Area underlain by discontinuous permafrost 24 Lowland and Upland Area underlain by numerous isolated masses of permafrost 25 Lowland and Upland Area underlain by isolated masses of permafrost 26 Lowland and Upland Area generally free of permafrost Use constraints - The U.S. Geological Survey should be acknowledged as the data source in products derived from these data. The data are general in nature and should not be used at a scale larger than 1 to 2,500,000, that of the original map. Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of this data for their purposes. The use of these data is not restricted and may be interpreted by organizations, agencies, units of government or others; however, they are responsible for its appropriate application. Digital data files are periodically updated. Files are dated and users are responsible for obtaining the latest revisions of the data. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the agency regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. A copy of this map is presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

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.

Ferrians, O. 1998. Permafrost Map of Alaska, USA. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Value: complete
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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Emily Binnian
Organization Name: US Geological Survey
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 907 786-7020

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 4230 University Drive
City: Anchorage
Administrative Area: Alaska
Postal Code: 99508-4664
Country: USA
Email: binnian@usgs.gov

Contact Role:

Value: Data Author
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Oscar Ferrians
Contact:

Contact Address:

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Emily Binnian
Organization Name: US Geological Survey
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 907 786-7020

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 4230 University Drive
City: Anchorage
Administrative Area: Alaska
Postal Code: 99508-4664
Country: USA
Email: binnian@usgs.gov

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: Data Author
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Browse Graphic:

Image File: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/maps/alaska_browse.html
File Description: Map Thumbnail

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Alaska, USA
Keyword Type:
Value: place
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

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

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Permafrost
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Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

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Value: theme
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Citation Information:

Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: Continuous Permafrost
Keyword: Discontinuous Permafrost
Keyword: Mapping
Keyword: Mountain Permafrost
Keyword: Permafrost Extent
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Language:

eng; usa

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Westbound Longitude: -130
Eastbound Longitude: 172
Southbound Latitude: 51
Northbound Latitude: 71.4

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Begin 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: ArcGIS
Specification: FTP

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Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/fgdc/ggd320_map_alaska/
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Value: download
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd320_map_alaska/index.html
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ISO XML

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DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

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U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)