Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD648

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Sodnom, N. and A. L. Yanshin, eds.
Publication Date: 20050915
Title: Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd648.html

Description:

Abstract:

The map of Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia was derived from the National Atlas of Mongolia (Sodnom and Yanshin, 1990). The data set depicts the distribution and general properties of permafrost and seasonally frozen ground and locations of specific cryogenic phenomena in Mongolia. Two plates were digitized. One plate, at a scale of 1:12,000,000, depicts four general geocryological zones: continuous and discontinuous permafrost, insular and sparsely insular permafrost, sporadic permafrost, and seasonally frozen ground. The second plate, at a scale of 1:4,500,000, depicts 14 different terrain classifications determined according to elevation, mean annual air temperature, permafrost thickness and thaw depth, and seasonal frozen ground freeze depth. The locations of six specific cryogenic phenomena are also included: perennial frost mounds, icings, thermokarst, cryogenic landslides, solifluction, and cryogenic planation. Data are available via FTP as ESRI shapefiles.

Purpose: scientific research

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Citation Information:

Originator: Sodnom, N. and A. L. Yanshin, eds.
Publication Date: 20050915
Title: Geocryology and Geocryological Zonation of Mongolia
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd648_map_mongolia/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19900101
Ending Date: 19901231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 87.00179°
East Bounding Coordinate: 121.35476°
North Bounding Coordinate: 52.22926°
South Bounding Coordinate: 40.60767°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Ground Ice
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Seasonally Frozen Ground
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Ground Ice
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Seasonally Frozen Ground

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: elevation
Theme Keyword: geoscientificinformation

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Active Layer Depth
Theme Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: Continuous Permafrost
Theme Keyword: Discontinuous Permafrost
Theme Keyword: Freeze depth
Theme Keyword: Frozen Ground
Theme Keyword: Ground Ice
Theme Keyword: Mountain Permafrost
Theme Keyword: Permafrost Distribution
Theme Keyword: Permafrost Extent
Theme Keyword: Permafrost Features
Theme Keyword: Permafrost Properties
Theme Keyword: Thaw Depth
Theme Keyword: Thermokarst

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Eastern Asia Mongolia

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Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • 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

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Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC 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
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

GGD648

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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Format Name: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)

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Network Resource Name: Click here.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120828

Metadata Review Date:

20120828

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice 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
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
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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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