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Maps of Geocryological Regions and Classifications in China

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Entry ID

GGD603

Summary

This data set includes digital versions of 'The Map of Geocryological Regionalization and Classification in China' from Geocryology in China by Y. Zhou, D. Guo, G. Qiu, G. Cheng, and S. Li. Included are ESRI Shapefiles of meterological stations, permafrost regions, and classification of frozen ground, and binary arrays of 25 km EASE-Gridded permafrost regions and classifications.

The maps delineate three major geographic areas divided into regions and subregions based on geographic and climatic conditions affecting the formation and spatial variability of permafrost and frozen ground. The maps also illustrate eight land classifications based on permafrost coverage and seasonal frozen ground depth. Station data include some information on air temperature, active layer thaw depth, and seasonal frozen ground depth.

Data are available via ftp.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 53.48°     S: 18.19°     E: 135.09°     W: 73.45°    

Multimedia Sample


Browse image of Chinese permafrost classification.



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Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Qiu, G., Y. Zhou, D. Guo, and Y. Wang
Dataset Title: Maps of Geocryological Regions and Classifications in China
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/ggd603.html

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ASIA EASTERN ASIA CHINA CHINA

Science Keywords

  • Agriculture Soils Permafrost
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Seasonally Frozen Ground
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Seasonally Frozen Ground

Ancillary Keywords

  • Air Temperature
  • China
  • Freeze depth
  • Meteorological stations
  • Permafrost classifications
  • Permafrost regions
  • Thaw Depth

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Frozen Ground Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: FGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: Binary

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)

Personnel

Guoqing Qiu
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Chinese Academy of Science
  • Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute

Dongxin Guo
Role: INVESTIGATOR

Tingjun Z Zhang
Role: DATA AUTHOR
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2359 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • University of Colorado
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology
  • UCB449

City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Youwu Zhou
Role: INVESTIGATOR

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Reference

Zhou, Y., D. Guo, G. Qiu, G. Cheng, and S. Li. 2000. 'The Map of Geocryological Regionalization and Classification in China, in Geocryology in China, Beijing: Science Press. (in Chinese)

Zhang, T. 2001. 'Book Review of Geocryology in China' in Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. 12: 315-322.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-18

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

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

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