Entry_ID: GGD624
Entry_Title: Monthly Summaries of Soil Temperature and Soil Moisture at Sites in Alaska
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Chien-Lu
   Last_Name: Ping
   Email: pfclp@uaa.alaska.edu
   Phone: 1 907 746-9462 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska-Fairbanks
      Address: Palmer Research Center
      Address: 533 E. Fireweed
      City: Palmer
      Province_or_State: AK
      Postal_Code: 99645
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Kenneth
   Middle_Name: M.
   Last_Name: Hinkel
   Email: Ken_Hinkel@compuserve.com
   Phone: 1 513 556-3421 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Cincinnati
      Address: Department of Geography
      Address: ML131
      City: Cincinnati
      Province_or_State: OH
      Postal_Code: 45221-0131
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Frederick
   Middle_Name: E. (Fritz)
   Last_Name: Nelson
   Email: fnelson@udel.edu
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Delaware
      Address: Department of Geography
      City: Newark
      Province_or_State: DE
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Ron
   Last_Name: Paetzold
   Email: ron.paetzold@nssc.nrcs.usda.gov
   Phone: 1 402 437-4133 
   Fax: 1 402  437-5336 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Address: Natural Resources Conservation Service
      Address: Federal Building
      City: Lincoln
      Province_or_State: NE
      Postal_Code: 68508
      Country: USA
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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: 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: Soil Moisture/Water Content
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Keyword: Alaskan North Slope
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1995-09-01
   Stop_Date: 2001-08-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 59.7583
   Northernmost_Latitude: 70.475
   Westernmost_Longitude: -159.6722
   Easternmost_Longitude: -147.9139
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      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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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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Group: 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.


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Group: 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.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-08-28
DIF_Revision_History: Added an archiving data center.