Entry_ID: GGD602
Entry_Title: Northern Circumpolar Soils Map
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Tarnocai, C., J. Kimble, D. Swanson, S. Goryachkin, Y. M. Naumov, V. Stolbovoi, B. Jakobsen, G. Broll, L. Montanarella, A. Arnoldussen, O. Arnalds, and M. Yli-Halla. 
   Dataset_Title: Northern Circumpolar Soils Map
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2002-01-01
   Dataset_Release_Place: Ottawa, Canada 
   Dataset_Publisher: Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd602.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Charles
   Last_Name: Tarnocai
   Email: tarnocaict@em.agr.ca
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
      Address: Research Branch
      Address: K.W. Neatby Building, Room 1135, 960 Carling Avenue
      City: Ottawa
      Postal_Code: K1A 0C6
      Country: Canada
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   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
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Agriculture
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Classification
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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: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Classification
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Keyword: Permafrost classifications
Keyword: Permafrost regions
Keyword: Soil classification
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 45
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: POLAR
   Detailed_Location: CIRCUMPOLAR
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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
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   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/circumpolar0602_thm.gif
   URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/maps/circumpolar.html
   Caption: Map Thumbnail
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Group: Multimedia_Sample
   File: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/maps/circumpolar0602.jpg
   Caption: Browse image of Northern Circumpolar Soils Map.
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Group: Reference

   Arnalds, O. and E. Gretarsson. 2001. Generalized Soil Map of Iceland. 2nd 
   Edition. Agricultural Research Institute (Rala), Reykjavik, Iceland.

   Cryosol Working Group. 2001. Northern and Mid Latitude Soil Database, Version 
   1. National Soil Database, Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 
   Ottawa, Canada.

   Dorzhgotov, D. and N.A. Nogina. 1990. Khors (The Soil Map of Mongolia). pp. 
   66-67 in: Undesniy Atlas (Atlas of Mongolia). BNMAU-in Shinzhlekh Ukhaany 
   Akademi, Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

   European Soil Bureau. 1999. The European Soil Database, version 1.0. CD-ROM. 
   Ipra, Italy.

   Fridland, V.M. (editor). 1998. Pochvennaya Karta RSFSR (Soil Map of the 
   Russian Republic), RSFSR. V.V. Dokuchayev Soils Institue, Moscow, Scale 
   1:2,500,000.

   International Permafrost Association. 1997. Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost 
   and Ground Ice Conditions. (J. Brown, O.J. Ferrians Jr., J.A. Heginbottom, 
   E.S. Melnikov, Eds.). U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services, Denver, 
   Colorado, US.

   Jakobsen, B.H. and A. Eiby. 1997. A Soil Map of Greenland. II International 
   Conference, Cryopedology, August 1997, Syktyvkar, Russia.

   Schlesinger, W.H. and J.F.B. Mitchell. 1987.  Climate model simulations of the 
   equilibrium climatic response to increased carbon dioxide. Rev. Geophys. 
   25:760-798.

   Soil Classification Working Group. 1998. The Candaian System of Soil 
   Classification. Third Ed. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Publ 1646 
   (Revised), 187 pp.

   Soil Science Staff. 1999. A Basic System of Soil Classification for Making and 
   Interpreting Soil Surveys, Second Ed. NRCS, USDA, Lincoln, NE, US.

   Tarnocai, C. and B. Lacelle. 1996. The Soil Organic Carbon Digital Database of 
   Canada. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada. 

   US Soil Conservation Service. 1994.  The State Soil Geographic Database, 
   STATSGO. NRCS, USDA, Lincoln, NE, US.  Uspanov. U.U. (Ed.). 1976. Pochvennaya 
   Karta Kazakhskoy SSR (Soil Map of the Kazakh SSR). GUGK, Moscow, Scale 
   1:2,500,000.

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Group: Summary

   This data set consists of a circumpolar map of dominant soil characteristics, 
   with a scale of 1:10,000,000, covering the United States, Canada, Greenland, 
   Iceland, northern Europe, Russia, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan. The map was 
   created using the Northern and Mid Latitude Soil Database. The map is in ESRI 
   Shapefile format, consisting of 11 regional areas.. Polygons have attributes 
   that give the percentage polygon area that is a given soil type. The map shows 
   the dominant soil of the spatial polygon unless the polygon is over 90 percent 
   rock or ice. It also shows the proportion of polygon encompassed by the 
   dominant soil or nonsoil. Soils include turbels, orthels, histels, histosols, 
   mollisols, vertisols, aridisols, andisols, entisols, spodosols, inceptisols 
   (and hapludolls), alfisols (cryalf and udalf), natric great groups, 
   aqu-suborders, glaciers, and rocklands.  Data are available via ftp.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   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: 2013-01-17
DIF_Revision_History:  Updated the authors adding them to the database and I fixed the contacts.