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Seasonal and annual dynamics of frozen ground, central highland of Iceland

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level Name:

Seasonal and annual dynamics of frozen ground, central highland of Iceland

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Thora Ellen Thorhalsdottir
Organization Name: University of Iceland
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 354 525 4607

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Grensasvegur 12
City: Reykjavik
Postal Code: 108
Country: Iceland
Email: theth@rhi.hi.is

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Date Stamp:

2014-04-17

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/ggd9.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Seasonal and annual dynamics of frozen ground, central highland of Iceland
Date:
Date: 1998
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 1998-01-01
Identifier: GGD9
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

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Value: custodian
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Abstract:

This dataset documents a nine-year study to investigate the seasonal and annual dynamics of frozen ground and explore the relationship with environmental factors. The presence/absence of frozen ground and active layer thickness were recorded three times over the growing season (4-7 July, 1-4 August, and 20-24 August) at 51 permanent points in different plant communities and on 12 palsas (Thorhallsdottir 1996, p. 237). Sample size is variable: 33 permanent measurement stations in 1983, 29 in 1984, 63 in 1985-1991. Active layer depth measurement sites averaged 51 over the span of the data set. Data include mean active layer depth (and standard error) in early July and early August (for palsas and with palsas excluded); monthly degree days above zero, precipitation, snow depth, and frost degree days (i.e., below zero.) Data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Thorhalsdottir, T.E.. 1998. Seasonal and annual dynamics of frozen ground, central highland of Iceland. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Thora Ellen Thorhalsdottir
Organization Name: University of Iceland
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 354 525 4607

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Grensasvegur 12
City: Reykjavik
Postal Code: 108
Country: Iceland
Email: theth@rhi.hi.is

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Thora Ellen Thorhalsdottir
Organization Name: University of Iceland
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 354 525 4607

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Grensasvegur 12
City: Reykjavik
Postal Code: 108
Country: Iceland
Email: theth@rhi.hi.is

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Iceland > Thjorsarver, Central Highland, Iceland
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Degree Days
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Active Layer
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Seasonally Frozen Ground
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Active Layer
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Seasonally Frozen Ground
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
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Date:
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Keywords

Keyword: Active Layer
Keyword: Meteorology
Keyword: Patterned Ground
Keyword: Permafrost Properties
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Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -18.667
Eastbound Longitude: -18.667
Southbound Latitude: 64.5
Northbound Latitude: 64.5

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19830101
End Position: 19911231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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