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Shallow Borehole Temperatures, Ilulissat, Greenland

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Entry ID

GGD631

Summary

This data set contains borehole temperatures from Ilulissat, west Greenland (69°N, 51°N, 44 m asl), recorded from 21 thermistors at depths of 0.25 m, 0.5 m, 0.75 m, 1 m, 1.25 m, 1.5 m, 1.75 m, 2 m, 2.5 m, 3 m, 3.5 m, 4 m, 4.5 m, 5 m, 6 m, 7 m, 8 m, 9 m, 11 m, 13 m, and 15 m below the surface. Snow depth, snow extent, and surface air temperature were also recorded. Thermometers recorded temperatures once a day from 06 November 1968 to 15 June 1982; however, this data set only contains bi-weekly averages. Data are in tab-delimited ASCII text format and are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 69°     S: 69°     E: -51°     W: -51°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Olesen, O.B
Dataset Title: Shallow Borehole Temperatures, Ilulissat, Greenland
Dataset Release Date: 2003-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
Dataset Publisher: Greenlandic Geological Survey, GEUS
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd631.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1968-11-06
Stop Date: 1982-06-15

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA GREENLAND SISIMIUT/HOLSTEINSBORG, GREENLAND

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Active Layer
  • Permafrost Temperature
  • Seasonal Freeze/thaw
  • Thermal Properties

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

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Ole B. Olesen
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 45 38 14 20 00
Fax: 45 38 14 20 50
Email: obo@geus.dk
Contact Address:

  • GEUS, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
  • Oester Voldgade 10

City: Koebenhavn K
Postal Code: 1350
Country: Denmark

Related URL

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Active-Layer and Permafrost Temperatures, Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg), Greenland

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Active-Layer and Permafrost Temperatures, Søndre Strømfjord, Greenland

Reference

Smith, S., M. Burgess, and H.H. Christiansen. 2002. Compilation and documentation of variations in permafrost conditions in Greenland and the adjacent Canadian Arctic. Unpublished report for Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost. 9 pp.

Van Tatenhove, F.G.M., and O.B. Olesen. 1994. Ground temperature and related permafrost characteristics in West Greenland. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 5:199-215.

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: 2012-08-30

Metadata Views

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Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

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Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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