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Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P)

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Entry ID

GGD633

Summary

The Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P) was established in 1999 by the International Permafrost Association to provide long-term field observations of active layer and permafrost thermal state that are required to determine the present permafrost conditions and to detect changes in permafrost stability. The GTN-P contributes to the World Meteorological Organization's Global Climate Observing System and Global Terrestrial Observing System. The network to date consists of about 100 active layer monitoring sites that contribute to the Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring Program (CALM) and over 300 candidate boreholes for permafrost thermal monitoring. Details of CALM can be found in the CALM entry on the CAPS CD. The majority of the boreholes for the thermal monitoring component are between 10 and 125 m deep and are in the northern hemisphere although a few sites are located in Antarctica and Argentina. Metadata have been compiled for about 60% of the boreholes and is included on the CAPS CD and the GTN-P web site which will be updated as metadata are compiled. Summary historical data are also being compiled and will be available along with data submitted on an annual basis on the GTN-P web site which is hosted by the Geological Survey of Canada.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: 90°     E: 180°     W: 180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Jerry Brown, Margo Smith and Sharon Burgess
Dataset Title: Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P)
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-04
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd633.html

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION GLOBAL
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION GLOBAL LAND

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Permafrost
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost

Data Set Progress

in work

Data Center

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

Sharon Smith
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 613 947-7066
Fax: 1 613 992-0190
Email: ssmith@nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:

  • Geological Survey of Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • 601 Booth St.

City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada

Margo Burgess
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 613 996 9317
Fax: 1 613 992 0190
Email: mburgess@nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:

  • Geological Survey of Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • 601 Booth Street

City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada

Vladimir Romanovsky
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 907 474-7548
Fax: 1 907 474-7290
Email: veromanovsky@alaska.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Alaska
  • Geophysical Institute

City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775
Country: USA

Jerry Brown
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 508 457-4982
Fax: 1 508 457-4982
Email: jerrybrown@igc.apc.org
Contact Address:

  • International Permafrost Association
  • PO Box 7

City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA

Reference

Burgess, M.M., Smith, S.L., Brown, J., Romanovsky, V. and Hinkel, K. 2000. Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTNet-P): permafrost monitoring contributing to global climate observations; Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 2000-E14, 8 p.

Burgess, M.M., Smith, S.L., Brown, J., Romanovsky, V. 2001.The Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P) Status Report; Presented to International Permafrost Association Executive Committee Meeting, Rome, March 2001.

Romanovsky, V., Burgess, M., Smith, S., Yoshikawa, K., and Brown, J. 2002. Permafrost Temperature Records: Indicators of Climate Change. EOS, Transactions of American Geophysical Union, v. 83 no. 50, p. 589.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-01-24

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

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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