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Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD353

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Nixon, F. Mark
Publication Date: 20030522
Title: Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada
Edition: 6
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd353.html

Description:

Abstract:

This project involves measuring regional and site variability in maximum annual active layer development and vertical surface movement over permafrost, and monitoring sites over time in order to observe trends. The project records maximum thaw penetration, maximum heave and subsidence, late season snow depths, current depth of thaw, elevation, and soil properties. Some sites are twinned with soil- and air-temperature recording equipment.

The project includes about 60 monitoring stations extending from Fort Simpson, Canada, in the upper Mackenzie River valley to the Beaufort Sea coast at North Head, Richards Island, Canada. Ten of the sites are part of the IPA's Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program. CALM site numbers are in parentheses after the site names: North Head (C3), Taglu (C4), Lousy Point (C5), Reindeer Depot (C7), Rengleng River (C8), Mountain River (C9), Norman Wells (C11), Ochre River (C13), Willowlake River (C14), and Fort Simpson (C15). See the CALM Program Web page for geographic coordinates and site history for all CALM sites.

These data are the property of the people of Canada and the responsibility of the Geological Survey of Canada. If published, adequate acknowledgment is expected. Please contact F. M. Nixon regarding use of the data set or access to the extended data.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Nixon, F. Mark
Publication Date: 20030522
Title: Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd353_activlayer_canada/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19910101
Ending Date: 20071231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -134.95°
East Bounding Coordinate: -121.6°
North Bounding Coordinate: 69.717°
South Bounding Coordinate: 61.883°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Agriculture Soils Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Agriculture Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Agriculture Soils Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Topography Terrain Elevation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Active Layer
Theme Keyword: Geocryology
Theme Keyword: Monitoring
Theme Keyword: Periglacial Processes
Theme Keyword: Permafrost
Theme Keyword: Snow
Theme Keyword: Soil Moisture
Theme Keyword: Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: Thaw
Theme Keyword: Thermokarst

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America Canada Arctic and Subarctic Canada, including 10 Canadian

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: F. Mark Nixon
Contact Organization: Geological Survey of Canada

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • 191- 601 rue Booth Street
City: Ottawa
State or Province: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 613 992-2469
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 613 992-0190
Contact Electronic Mail Address: mnixon@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC 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
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

GGD353

Distribution Liability:

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.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120918

Metadata Review Date:

20120918

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

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

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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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

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

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata