Entry_ID: GGD625
Entry_Title: Monthly Summaries of Soil Temperature and Soil Moisture in China
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Paetzold, R., ed
   Dataset_Title: Monthly Summaries of Soil Temperature and Soil Moisture in China
   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/ggd625.html
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Zhao
   Last_Name: Lin
   Email: linzhao@ns.lzb.ac.cn
   Phone: 86-931-8832935 
   Fax:  86-931-8821894 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Chinese Academy of Sciences
      Address: Cold and Arid Regions Environment
      Address: 260 Donggang West Road
      City: Lanzhou
      Province_or_State: Gansu
      Postal_Code: 730000
      Country: China
   End_Group
End_Group
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
   End_Group
End_Group
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
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Humidity
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Rain
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Moisture/Water Content
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Keyword: Soil Moisture
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1998-06-01
   Stop_Date: 2002-05-31
End_Group
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 31.8361
   Northernmost_Latitude: 43.3194
   Westernmost_Longitude: 86.8861
   Easternmost_Longitude: 94.175
End_Group
Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN ASIA
   Location_Subregion2: CHINA
End_Group
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
      End_Group
   End_Group
End_Group
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
End_Group
Group: Summary

   This data set contains soil temperature and soil moisture data from nine sites 
   in China. Temporal coverage varies by station; the earliest record is from 
   June 1998, and the latest is from May 2002. 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.


End_Group
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.