Entry_ID: GGD621
Entry_Title: Ground Temperature Database for Northern Canada
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Sharon Smith and Margo Burgess
   Dataset_Title: Ground Temperature Database for Northern Canada
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2003-05-14
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd621.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: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Cover
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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
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Cover
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Keyword: Ground Temperature
Keyword: Northern Canada
Keyword: Permafrost
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1960-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1985-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 45.3
   Northernmost_Latitude: 82.5
   Westernmost_Longitude: -141
   Easternmost_Longitude: -52.7
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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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
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Group: Reference

   Smith, S. and Burgess, M. 2000. Ground temperature database for northern 
   Canada. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 3954.

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Group: Summary

   The summary ground temperature database for northern Canada includes publicly 
   available information from published and unpublished sources for 656 sites, 
   526 of which are in the permafrost region. The majority of the sites are 
   currently abandoned, with only about 17% active. Measurements at the inactive 
   sites were generally recorded between 1960 and the mid 1980s. Although ground 
   temperatures were measured over a number of years at many sites, the database 
   compilation contains mainly summary information. Information on site 
   characteristics such as air temperature, snow cover and vegetation which 
   influence the ground temperature regime has also been compiled. The database 
   has been published as a Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report which 
   also contains a series of maps and graphs illustrating site distribution, 
   near-surface ground temperatures, and other attributes of the database.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-05-14
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-09-19
DIF_Revision_History: added dist. media