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Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P)

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD633

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Jerry Brown, Margo Smith and Sharon Burgess
Publication Date: 20030604
Title: Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P)
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd633.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: Unknown
Ending Date: Unknown

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: 90°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Global
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Global Land

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Sharon Smith
Contact Organization: Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • 601 Booth St.
City: Ottawa
State or Province: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Country: Canada

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 613 947-7066
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 613 992-0190
Contact Electronic Mail Address: ssmith@nrcan.gc.ca

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact Person: FGDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

GGD633

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20050124

Metadata Review Date:

20050124

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: FGDC User Services
Contact Organization: Frozen Ground Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

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