Entry_ID: GGD634
Entry_Title: The English Language Edition of the Geocryological Map of Russia and Neighboring Republics
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Peter
   Middle_Name: J.
   Last_Name: Williams
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Carleton University
      Address: Geotechnical Science Laboratories
      City: Ottawa
      Country: Canada
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Isabella
   Middle_Name: M.T.
   Last_Name: Warren
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Cambridge
      Address: Scott Polar Research Institute
      City: Cambridge
      Country: England
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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: Seasonally Frozen Ground
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Freeze/Thaw
   Detailed_Variable: Thawing Degree Day
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Freeze/Thaw
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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: Permafrost
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Seasonally Frozen Ground
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Freeze/Thaw
   Detailed_Variable: Thawing Degree Day
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Freeze/Thaw
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
   Detailed_Variable: Thaw Depth
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Keyword: Geocryology
Keyword: Maps
Keyword: Russia
Keyword: Ussr
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1991-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1996-12-31
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN EUROPE
   Location_Subregion2: RUSSIA
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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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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   End_Group
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Group: 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.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-06-09
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2005-01-24
DIF_Revision_History: