Ground Temperature Database for Northern Canada

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Hierarchy Level Name:

Ground Temperature Database for Northern 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:

2014-10-24

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/ggd621.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Ground Temperature Database for Northern Canada
Date:
Date: 2003
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2003-05-14
Identifier: GGD621
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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Abstract:

The summary ground temperature database for northern Canada includes publicly available information from published and unpublished sources for 656 sites, 526 of which are in the permafrost region.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.

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. 2003. Ground Temperature Database for Northern Canada. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. CD-ROM.

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
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Value: attribute
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

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 > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
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: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
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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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: Ground Temperature
Keyword: Northern Canada
Keyword: Permafrost
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode

Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Use Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
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Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -141
Eastbound Longitude: -52.7
Southbound Latitude: 45.3
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:

Specification: CD-ROM

Digital Transfer Options:

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Medium Name: CD-ROM

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