The English Language Edition of the Geocryological Map of Russia and Neighboring Republics

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Entry ID

GGD634

Summary

This map is an English language edition of a 16-sheet Russian map series of permafrost, for the period 1991-1996 (scale 1:2,500,000). The map sheets show distribution and mean annual temperature of frozen and unfrozen ground, types of seasonal freeze/thaw, permafrost thickness, relict permafrost, distribution of cyrogenic features, including cryopegs, strata types and characteristics, and pre-quaternary rock formations and regolith and their geocryological characteristics. English legends are provided for all 16 sheets. The English edition provides background information about the map's development and uses, and information about the translation of certain russian words pertaining to permafrost.

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Peter J. Williams and Isabella M.T. Warren
Dataset Title: The English Language Edition of the Geocryological Map of Russia and Neighboring Republics
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-09
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd634.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1991-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT EUROPE EASTERN EUROPE RUSSIA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Seasonally Frozen Ground
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw Thawing Degree Day
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Seasonally Frozen Ground
  • Land Surface Soils Permafrost
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw Thawing Degree Day
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Freeze/Thaw
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost Thaw Depth
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost

Ancillary Keywords

  • Geocryology
  • Maps
  • Russia
  • Ussr

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

Personnel

Peter J. Williams
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Carleton University
  • Geotechnical Science Laboratories

City: Ottawa
Country: Canada

Isabella M.T. Warren
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Cambridge
  • Scott Polar Research Institute

City: Cambridge
Country: England

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-01-24

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