Entry_ID: GGD620
Entry_Title: Digital Database of Permafrost Thickness in Canada
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Sharon Smith and Margo Burgess
   Dataset_Title: Digital Database of Permafrost Thickness in Canada
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2004-10-11
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd620.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Sharon
   Last_Name: Smith
   Email: ssmith@nrcan.gc.ca
   Phone: 1 613 947-7066 
   Fax: 1 613  992-0190 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Geological Survey of Canada
      Address: Natural Resources Canada
      Address: 601 Booth St.
      City: Ottawa
      Province_or_State: Ontario
      Postal_Code: K1A 0E8
      Country: Canada
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Margo
   Last_Name: Burgess
   Email: mburgess@nrcan.gc.ca
   Phone: 1 613 996 9317 
   Fax: 1 613  992 0190 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Geological Survey of Canada
      Address: Natural Resources Canada
      Address: 601 Booth Street
      City: Ottawa
      Province_or_State: Ontario
      Postal_Code: K1A 0E8
      Country: Canada
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Air Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Biosphere
   Term: Vegetation
   Variable_Level_1: Vegetation Cover
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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
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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: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Keyword: Canada
Keyword: Permafrost
Keyword: Permafrost thickness
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1960-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1985-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 48.9
   Northernmost_Latitude: 82.5
   Westernmost_Longitude: -141
   Easternmost_Longitude: -56.4
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: CANADA
   Detailed_Location: CANADA
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Data_Set_Language: English
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: Reference

   Smith, S.L. and Burgess, M.M. 2000. A digital database of permafrost thickness 
   in Canada. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 4173.

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Group: Summary

   The Canadian permafrost thickness database includes publicly available 
   information from published and unpublished sources for 1005 sites; 916 of 
   these are terrestrial sites ,and 89 are marine sites. Much of the data were 
   collected between 1960 and the mid 1980s. The depth of the 0 deg C isotherm 
   and the base of ice-bearing permafrost is recorded in the database. Also 
   included is information on site characteristics such as air temperature, 
   geology and vegetation, which influence the thickness of permafrost at a 
   particular site. The database has been published as a Geological Survey of 
   Canada Open File Report which also includes a series of maps and graphs which 
   illustrate site distribution, permafrost thickness and other attributes of the 
   database.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-10-11
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-09-19
DIF_Revision_History: Added dist. media