Digital Database of Permafrost Thickness in Canada

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

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eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
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Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
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Hierarchy Level Name:

Digital Database of Permafrost Thickness in Canada

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Sharon Smith
Organization Name: Geological Survey of Canada
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 613 947-7066

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 601 Booth St.
City: Ottawa
Administrative Area: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
Email: ssmith@nrcan.gc.ca

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-09-01

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/ggd620.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Digital Database of Permafrost Thickness in Canada
Date:
Date: 2004
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2004-10-11
Identifier: GGD620
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Abstract:

The Canadian permafrost thickness database includes publicly available information from published and unpublished sources for 1005 sites; 916 of these are terrestrial sites ,and 89 are marine sites.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.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Sharon Smith and Margo Burgess. 2004. Digital Database of Permafrost Thickness in Canada. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Status:

Value: complete
CodeList: MD_ProgressCode

Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Sharon Smith
Organization Name: Geological Survey of Canada
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 613 947-7066

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 601 Booth St.
City: Ottawa
Administrative Area: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
Email: ssmith@nrcan.gc.ca

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Margo Burgess
Organization Name: Geological Survey of Canada
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 613 996 9317

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 601 Booth Street
City: Ottawa
Administrative Area: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
Email: mburgess@nrcan.gc.ca

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
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Update Scope:

Value: dataset
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Value: series
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Value: attribute
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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Sharon Smith
Organization Name: Geological Survey of Canada
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 613 947-7066

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 601 Booth St.
City: Ottawa
Administrative Area: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada
Email: ssmith@nrcan.gc.ca

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada > Canada
Keyword Type:
Value: place
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Vegetation Cover
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Soils > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Soils > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Permafrost
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Citation Information:

Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: Canada
Keyword: Permafrost
Keyword: Permafrost thickness
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

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Use Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
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Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -141
Eastbound Longitude: -56.4
Southbound Latitude: 48.9
Northbound Latitude: 82.5

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19600101
End Position: 19851231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Digital Transfer Options:

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode

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