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Monthly Summaries of Soil Temperature and Soil Moisture at Sites in Alaska

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Entry ID

GGD624

Summary

This data set contains soil temperature and soil moisture from 17 sites in Alaska. Temporal coverage varies by station; the earliest record is from September 1995, and the latest is from August 2001. Data from individual stations are available in tab-delimited ASCII text files. An Excel spreadsheet contains the same data compiled together in a single file. NSIDC currently provides these summary data via ftp; the full soil temperature and moisture data set is available from Ron Paetzold, USDA.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 70.475°     S: 59.7583°     E: -147.9139°     W: -159.6722°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Paetzold, R., ed
Dataset Title: Monthly Summaries of Soil Temperature and Soil Moisture at Sites in Alaska
Dataset Release Date: 2003-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd624.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1995-09-01
Stop Date: 2001-08-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Alaskan North Slope
  • Soil Moisture
  • Soil Temperature

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Frozen Ground Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: FGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Personnel

Chien-Lu Ping
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 907 746-9462
Email: pfclp@uaa.alaska.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska-Fairbanks
  • Palmer Research Center
  • 533 E. Fireweed

City: Palmer
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99645
Country: USA

Kenneth M. Hinkel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 513 556-3421
Email: Ken_Hinkel@compuserve.com
Contact Address:

  • University of Cincinnati
  • Department of Geography
  • ML131

City: Cincinnati
Province or State: OH
Postal Code: 45221-0131
Country: USA

Frederick E. (Fritz) Nelson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: fnelson@udel.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Delaware
  • Department of Geography

City: Newark
Province or State: DE
Country: USA

Ron Paetzold
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 402 437-4133
Fax: 1 402 437-5336
Email: ron.paetzold@nssc.nrcs.usda.gov
Contact Address:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Federal Building

City: Lincoln
Province or State: NE
Postal Code: 68508
Country: USA

Reference

Anisimov, O.A., N.I. Shiklomanov, and F.E. Nelson. 2002. Variability of seasonal thaw depth in permafrost regions: a stochastic modeling approach. Ecological Modeling 153(3): 217-227.

Bockheim, J.G., D.A. Walker, L.R. Everett, F.E. Nelson, and N.I. Shiklomanov. 1998. Soils and cryoturbation in moist nonacidic and acidic tundra in the Kuparuk River basin, Arctic Alaska, USA. Arctic and Alpine Research 30(2): 166-174.

Hinkel, K. 1997. Estimating seasonal values of thermal diffusivity in thawed and frozen soils using temperature time series. Cold Regions Science and Technology 26(1): 1-15.

Hinkel K.M., and S.I. Outcalt. 1994. Identification of heat-transfer processes during soil cooling, freezing, and thaw in central Alaska. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 5(4): 217-235.

Hinkel, K.M., F. Paetzold, F.E. Nelson, and J.G. Bockheim. 2001. Patterns of soil temperature and moisture in the active layer and upper permafrost at Barrow, Alaska: 1993-1999. Global and Planetary Change 29(3-4): 293-309.

Hinkel, K.M., F.E. Nelson, Y. Shur, J. Brown, and K.R. Everett. 1998. Temporal changes in moisture content of the active layer and near-surface permafrost at Barrow, Alaska, USA: 1962-1994. Arctic and Alpine Research 28(3): 300-310.

Hinkel K.M., S.I. Outcalt, and A.E. Taylor. 1997. Seasonal patterns of coupled flow in the active layer at three sites in northwest North America. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 34(5): 667-678.

Shiklomanov, N.I., and F.E. Nelson. 2002. Active-layer mapping at regional scales: A 13-year spatial time series for the Kuparuk region, north-central Alaska. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 13(3): 219-230.

Shiklomanov, N.I., and F.E. Nelson. 1999. Analytic representation of the active layer thickness field, Kuparuk River Basin, Alaska. Ecological Modeling 123(2-3): 105-125.

Nelson F.E., N.I. Shiklomanov, and G.R. Mueller. 1999. Variability of active-layer thickness at multiple spatial scales, north-central Alaska, USA. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 31(2): 179-186.

Nelson, F.E., K.M. Hinkel, N.I. Shiklomanov, G.R. Mueller, L.L. Miller, and D.A. Walker. 1998. Active-layer thickness in north central Alaska: Systematic sampling, scale, and spatial autocorrelation. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 103(D22): 28963-28973.

Nelson F.E., N.I. Shiklomanov, G.R. Mueller, K.M. Hinkel, D.A. Walker, and J.G. Bockheim. 1997. Estimating active-layer thickness over a large region: Kuparuk River Basin, Alaska, USA. Arctic and Alpine Research 29(4): 367-378.

Ping, C.L, J.G. Bockheim, J.M. Kimble, G.J. Michaelson, and D.A. Walker. 1998. Characteristics of cryogenic soils along a latitudinal transect in Arctic. Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 103(D22): 28917-28928.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-28

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