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

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

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Aldar P. Gorbunov
Organization Name: Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: PO Box 138
City: Almaty
Postal Code: 480091
Country: Kazakhstan
Email: ingeo@kazmail.asdc.kz

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Date Stamp:

2014-08-20

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/ggd499.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Borehole permafrost data, Kumtor and Taragai Valleys, Tienshan, Kazakhstan
Date:
Date: 1998
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 1998-01-01
Identifier: GGD499
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/

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Value: custodian
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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

Credit:

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Gorbunov, A., E. Ermolin, E. Seversky, A. Nemov, M. Popov, S. Titkov, and S. Marchenko. 1998. Borehole permafrost data, Kumtor and Taragai Valleys, Tienshan, Kazakhstan. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Aldar P. Gorbunov
Organization Name: Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: PO Box 138
City: Almaty
Postal Code: 480091
Country: Kazakhstan
Email: ingeo@kazmail.asdc.kz

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Evgeniy D. Ermolin
Organization Name: Institute of Siberian Branch of Russian
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: PO Box 138
City: Almaty
Postal Code: 480091
Country: Kazakhstan
Email: ingeo@kazmail.asdc.kz

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Sergei Marchenko
Organization Name: University of Alaska
Contact:

Contact Address:

City: Fairbanks
Administrative Area: AK
Postal Code: 99775
Country: USA
Email: ssmarchenko@alaska.edu

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Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Eduard V. Seversky
Organization Name: Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: PO Box 138
City: Almaty
Postal Code: 480091
Country: Kazakhstan
Email: ingeo@kazmail.asdc.kz

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Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Alexandr E Nemov
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Country: Russia

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Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Mihail V Popov
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Country: Russia

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Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Sergei S Titkov
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Country: Russia

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Aldar P. Gorbunov
Organization Name: Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: PO Box 138
City: Almaty
Postal Code: 480091
Country: Kazakhstan
Email: ingeo@kazmail.asdc.kz

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Kazakhstan > Kumtor River Valley, Taragai River Valley, Akshiyrak Range, Inner Tienshan
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
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Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Structure
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Thermal Conductivity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Active Layer
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Cryosols
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Active Layer
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Cryosols
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Permafrost
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 Structure
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Soils > Soil Temperature
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Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
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Keywords

Keyword: Active Layer
Keyword: Boreholes
Keyword: Geocryology
Keyword: Meteorology
Keyword: Permafrost Extent
Keyword: Snow
Keyword: Soil Properties
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Keyword: Thermal Properties
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Westbound Longitude: 77.817
Eastbound Longitude: 78.233
Southbound Latitude: 41.65
Northbound Latitude: 41.933

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Time Period:

Begin Position: 19740223
End Position: 19950329

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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
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Specification: FTP

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Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/fgdc/ggd499_boreholes_kazakh/
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Value: download
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd499_boreholes_kazakh/index.html
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