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Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Hierarchy Level Name:

Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: F. Mark Nixon
Organization Name: Geological Survey of Canada
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 613 992-2469

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 191- 601 rue Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Administrative Area: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
Email: mnixon@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-07-30

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/ggd353.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada
Date:
Date: 2003
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition: 6
Edition Date: 2003-05-22
Identifier: GGD353
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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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

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.

Nixon, F. Mark. 2003, updated January 2009. Active Layer Monitoring, Arctic and Subarctic Canada. Version 6. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Status:

Value: complete
CodeList: MD_ProgressCode

Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: F. Mark Nixon
Organization Name: Geological Survey of Canada
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 613 992-2469

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 191- 601 rue Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Administrative Area: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
Email: mnixon@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: R. Mackay
Organization Name: University of British Columbia
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 604 822-2663

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 217-1984 West Mall
City: Vancouver
Administrative Area: BC
Postal Code: V6T 1Z2
Country: Canada

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
CodeList: MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode

Update Scope:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Value: series
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Value: attribute
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: F. Mark Nixon
Organization Name: Geological Survey of Canada
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 613 992-2469

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 191- 601 rue Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Administrative Area: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
Email: mnixon@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada > Arctic and Subarctic Canada, including 10 Canadian
Keyword Type:
Value: place
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

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

Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Active Layer
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Periglacial Processes
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Active Layer
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Periglacial Processes
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
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Topography > Terrain Elevation
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: Active Layer
Keyword: Geocryology
Keyword: Monitoring
Keyword: Periglacial Processes
Keyword: Permafrost
Keyword: Snow
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Keyword: Thaw
Keyword: Thermokarst
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode

Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Use Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
CodeList: MD_topicCategoryCode

Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -134.95
Eastbound Longitude: -121.6
Southbound Latitude: 61.883
Northbound Latitude: 69.717

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19910101
End Position: 20071231

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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

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 865 KB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/fgdc/ggd353_activlayer_canada/
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd353_activlayer_canada/index.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 865
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Metadata Views

ISO Text-Only

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in plain text

ISO XML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

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

FGDC HTML

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