Entry_ID: GGD633
Entry_Title: Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P)
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Sharon
   Last_Name: Smith
   Email: ssmith@nrcan.gc.ca
   Phone: 1 613 947-7066 
   Fax: 1 613  992-0190 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Geological Survey of Canada
      Address: Natural Resources Canada
      Address: 601 Booth St.
      City: Ottawa
      Province_or_State: Ontario
      Postal_Code: K1A 0E8
      Country: Canada
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Margo
   Last_Name: Burgess
   Email: mburgess@nrcan.gc.ca
   Phone: 1 613 996 9317 
   Fax: 1 613  992 0190 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Geological Survey of Canada
      Address: Natural Resources Canada
      Address: 601 Booth Street
      City: Ottawa
      Province_or_State: Ontario
      Postal_Code: K1A 0E8
      Country: Canada
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Vladimir
   Last_Name: Romanovsky
   Email: veromanovsky@alaska.edu
   Phone: 1 907 474-7548 
   Fax: 1 907  474-7290 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Alaska
      Address: Geophysical Institute
      City: Fairbanks
      Province_or_State: AK
      Postal_Code: 99775
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Jerry
   Last_Name: Brown
   Email: jerrybrown@igc.apc.org
   Phone: 1 508 457-4982 
   Fax: 1 508  457-4982 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: International Permafrost Association
      Address: PO Box 7
      City: Woods Hole
      Province_or_State: MA
      Postal_Code: 02543
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Active Layer
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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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: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Active Layer
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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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: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 90
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   Westernmost_Longitude: 180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: GLOBAL
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: GLOBAL LAND
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Data_Set_Language: English
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

   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.

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Group: 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.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-06-04
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2005-01-24
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