Entry_ID: GGD600
Entry_Title: Land Resources of Russia -- Maps of Permafrost and Ground Ice
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Kotlyakov, V. and T. Khromova
   Dataset_Title: Land Resources of Russia -- Maps of Permafrost and Ground Ice
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2002-01-01
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd600.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Vladamir
   Last_Name: Kotlyakov
   Email: kun@mikun.msk.su
   Phone: 7-095-121-8362 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Institute of Geography
      Address: Russian Academy of Sciences
      Address: STAROMONETNY 29
      City: Moscow
      Postal_Code: 109017
      Country: Russia
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Tatiana
   Last_Name: Khromova
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Institute of Geography
      Address: Russian Academy of Sciences
      Address: STAROMONETNY 29
      City: Moscow
      Postal_Code: 109017
      Country: Russia
   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: Ground Ice
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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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: Ground Ice
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Keyword: Ground ice thickness
Keyword: Permafrost Extent
Keyword: Permafrost Temperature
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1996-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1996-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 41.2
   Northernmost_Latitude: 77.7
   Westernmost_Longitude: -169.5
   Easternmost_Longitude: 27.3
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN EUROPE
   Location_Subregion2: RUSSIA
   Detailed_Location: RUSSIA
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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_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)
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Group: Multimedia_Sample
   File: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/maps/images/perm_ext_300.gif
   Caption: Browse image of Russian permafrost extent.
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Group: Multimedia_Sample
   File: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/maps/images/perm_ice_300.gif
   Caption: Browse image of Russian ground ice thickness.
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Group: Multimedia_Sample
   File: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/maps/images/perm_tmp_300.jpg
   Caption: Browse image of Russian permafrost temperature.
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Group: Multimedia_Sample
   File: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/maps/images/perm_ext_tmb.gif
   URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/maps/perm_ext_browse.html
   Caption: Map Thumbnail
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Group: Summary

   This data set includes maps of permafrost extent, permafrost temperature, the 
   permafrost boundary, and ground ice thickness for all of Russia. The maps are 
   ESRI Shapefiles, which were digitized from paper maps taken from the World 
   Atlas of Snow and Ice Resources, 1997, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy 
   of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. The scale of the source maps range from 
   1:20,000,000 to 1:40,000,000. Polygons were assigned attributes based on the 
   classes used in the legends of the paper map.

   These data were extracted from a larger collection entitled Land Resources of 
   Russia. Data and documentation © 2002 copyright International Institute 
   for Applied Systems Analysis and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/gis/
   Description: GIS Data and Resources at NSIDC
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2002-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-08-30
DIF_Revision_History: added creator / pub info