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Note: This data set was first published on the 1998 CAPS CD.
The text for this document was taken unchanged from that CD.

See also Description of Data Files.

Ground temperatures at Liefdefjord, northwest Svalbard


Site no.:
(site number assigned by the researcher) : SPE1

Source of data: (enter names)
Name of investigator: Lorenz King
Name of institute: Geographical Institute, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

Data type: (check or specify)
Temperature log

Location: (enter Long. Lat. or UTM)
Longitude: 12 58.5 E
Latitude: 79 34.8 N

Geodetic datum: (enter datum used in original work):

Elevation a.s.l.:
(m): 45 m a.s.l.

Aspect (slope orientation): (check one)

Slope angle (degree):

Landform: (check one)

Material: (check one)
Morainal (till)

Texture of material: (check one)
Coarse, gravelly

Drainage: (check one)
Rapidly drained

Vegetation type: (check one)
Tundra, broken herb

Vegetation cover (%):

Anthropogenically disturbed site: (check one)

Fire history: (enter number of years since fire)

Remarks: (free format text - any additional information about the site that may be important to users of the data)

Shallow ground temperature measurements are:
Automatic (logger): Yes

Temperature sensor is:
Pt100 Resistant Thermometer

Sampling rate (period of measurement)
_60__ days and averaging period of individual measurements _1__ days

Time standard used is UT/GMT

Accuracy is:
plus/minus _0.1__ degrees Celsius in temperature
plus/minus _0.02__ metres in depth


Please cite these data as follows:

King, L. 1998. Ground temperatures at Liefdefjord, northwest Svalbard. In: International Permafrost Association, Data and Information Working Group, comp. Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS), version 1.0. CD-ROM available from National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, Colorado: NSIDC, University of Colorado at Boulder.