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Borehole permafrost data, Kumtor and Taragai Valleys, Tienshan, Kazakhstan

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD499

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Gorbunov, A., E. Ermolin, E. Seversky, A. Nemov, M. Popov, S. Titkov, and S. Marchenko
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Borehole permafrost data, Kumtor and Taragai Valleys, Tienshan, Kazakhstan
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd499.html

Description:

Abstract:

This dataset includes observations of the permafrost temperatures in the Inner Tien Shan were started in 1986 by Kazakhstan Alpine Permafrost Laboratory. Observations are carried out on more than 40 boreholes, at altitudes between 3300-4200 m. The depths of the boreholes vary from 30 to 600 m. The boreholes are located in both loose (moraines) sediments and bedrock. Several boreholes are situated in the territory of the 'Kumtor' goldmine. The geocryological conditions of goldmine 'Kumtor' and nearby territory have been discussed in scientific reports 1988, 1989 and articles (see references). Two boreholes were drilled in body of glacier 'Davydov' and located in the central and lateral parts of the glacier (depth - 30 m). A third borehole passed through the glacier, moraine and bedrock to a depth of 600 m. In the Kumtor and Taragai valleys, permafrost temperature in 14 boreholes from 25 to 50 m depth, between 3300-3750 m ASL were observed. The distance between outermost boreholes is about 40 km.

Temperature measurements in 9 geological prospecting adits [tunnels] (lengthwise 1500-1900 m) located in the four neighboring valleys (altitudes from 3920 to 4010 m) were carried out. At the same sites, but in natural conditions, the thermal conductivity of the bedrock was determined by the cylindrical sounding method. Grain size, soil moisture content, cryogenic structure and depth of seasonal thaw were also obtained from 15 pits located in differing altitudinal levels and exposures. At two further sites, ground temperatures measurements at depths of 0, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 40 cm were taken every hour during daylight hours every 5 days over a two year period. Air temperature, wind velocity and duration of daylight were measured at the same time as the ground temperature measurements. These data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

Purpose: scientific research

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Citation Information:

Originator: Gorbunov, A., E. Ermolin, E. Seversky, A. Nemov, M. Popov, S. Titkov, and S. Marchenko
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Borehole permafrost data, Kumtor and Taragai Valleys, Tienshan, Kazakhstan
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd499_boreholes_kazakh/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19740223
Ending Date: 19950329

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 77.817°
East Bounding Coordinate: 78.233°
North Bounding Coordinate: 41.933°
South Bounding Coordinate: 41.65°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Agriculture Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Agriculture Soils Soil Structure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Agriculture Soils Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Agriculture Soils Thermal Conductivity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Cryosols
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Cryosols
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
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 Structure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Thermal Conductivity

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Active Layer
Theme Keyword: Boreholes
Theme Keyword: Geocryology
Theme Keyword: Meteorology
Theme Keyword: Permafrost Extent
Theme Keyword: Snow
Theme Keyword: Soil Properties
Theme Keyword: Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: Thermal Properties

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Southcentral Asia Kazakhstan Kumtor River Valley, Taragai River Valley, Akshiyrak Range, Inner Tienshan

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Aldar P. Gorbunov
Contact Organization: Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Kazakhstan Alpine Permafrost Laboratory of Geocryology

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • PO Box 138
City: Almaty
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: 480091
Country: Kazakhstan

Contact Voice Telephone: Unknown
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7 3272 618102
Contact Electronic Mail Address: ingeo@kazmail.asdc.kz

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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:

GGD499

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.

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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:

20120830

Metadata Review Date:

20120830

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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ISO HTML

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