Entry_ID: GGD603
Entry_Title: Maps of Geocryological Regions and Classifications in China
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Guoqing
   Last_Name: Qiu
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Chinese Academy of Science
      Address: Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Dongxin
   Last_Name: Guo
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Data Author
   First_Name: Tingjun
   Middle_Name: Z
   Last_Name: Zhang
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2359 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Colorado
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology
      Address: UCB449
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: Colorado
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Youwu
   Last_Name: Zhou
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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: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Active Layer
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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: Seasonally Frozen Ground
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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: Active Layer
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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: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Seasonally Frozen Ground
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Keyword: Air Temperature
Keyword: China
Keyword: Freeze depth
Keyword: Meteorological stations
Keyword: Permafrost classifications
Keyword: Permafrost regions
Keyword: Thaw Depth
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 18.19
   Northernmost_Latitude: 53.48
   Westernmost_Longitude: 73.45
   Easternmost_Longitude: 135.09
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN ASIA
   Location_Subregion2: CHINA
   Detailed_Location: CHINA
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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: Binary
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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/china_classification.gif
   Caption: Browse image of Chinese permafrost classification.
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Group: Multimedia_Sample
   File: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/maps/images/classification_tmb.gif
   URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/maps/china_browse.html
   Caption: Map Thumbnail
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/ease/
   Description: All About EASE-Grid
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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: 2013-03-18
DIF_Revision_History: Fixed Access Data link. No optional reg form was chosen.