Entry_ID: GGD484
Entry_Title: Geocryogenic Landforms and Processes on Marian Island, Southern Indian Ocean
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Jan Boelhouwers and Steve Holness
   Dataset_Title: Geocryogenic Landforms and Processes on Marian Island, Southern Indian Ocean
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2003-06-05
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd484.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Data Author
   First_Name: Steve
   Last_Name: Holness
   Email: steve@artso.uwc.ac.za
   Phone: 27 21 9592135 
   Fax:  27 21 9592438 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of the Western Cape
      Address: Department of Earth Sciences
      Address: Private Bag X17
      City: Bellville
      Postal_Code: 7535
      Country: South Africa
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Jan
   Last_Name: Boelhouwers
   Email: jan.boelhouwers@natgeog.uu.se
   Phone: 46  18 4712524 
   Fax: 46   18 555920 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Uppsala University
      Address: Physical Geography, Department of Earth Sciences
      Address: VillavĀŠgen 16
      City: Uppsala
      Postal_Code: 7535
      Country: Sweden
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Keyword: Diurnal Freeze/thaw
Keyword: Meteorology
Keyword: Slope Processes
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1996-05-01
   Stop_Date: 2005-06-30
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -47.1306
   Northernmost_Latitude: -46.8194
   Westernmost_Longitude: 37.7306
   Easternmost_Longitude: 38.05
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: INDIAN OCEAN
   Detailed_Location: MARIAN ISLAND, SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, WEST OF KERGUELEN ISLAND
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: SOUTHERN OCEAN
   Detailed_Location: MARIAN ISLAND, SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, WEST OF KERGUELEN ISLAND
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: FGDC > Frozen Ground Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: FGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Format: Microsoft Excel
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Group: Summary

   This study assessed the environmental controls, active processes, and 
   resulting landforms of geomorphological phenomena on Marian Island that have a 
   high paleoclimatic indicator value as relict landforms in southern African 
   mountain regions. The data set includes determination of temperature and 
   moisture conditions during cold phases of the Pleistocene. Parameters include 
   soil temperature (at +10 cm, -1 cm, -5 cm, -10 cm, -20 cm and -40 cm at one 
   hour intervals) and sediment movement at four sites.  This data set is at risk 
   of being lost.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-06-05
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-09-19
DIF_Revision_History: added dist format