Map of Natural (Landscape) and Permafrost Zones and the Net of Soil Temperature Meteorological Stations in Russia and Middle Asian Mountains

Summary

This dataset is a vector coverage of the Map of Natural Landscape and Permafrost Zones and the Net of Soil Temperature Meteorological Stations in Russia and Middle Asian Mountains (scale 1:4000000), published by the Russian Academy of Sciences Earth Cryosphere Institute and Institute for Phytochemical and Biological Problems in Earth Science The original map was compiled by E. Melnikov and D.A. Gilichinsky. The digital map was created in Geograph, which is a Geographic Information System developed by the GIS Research Center, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Citing These Data:

Melnikov, E. and D.A. Gilichinsky. 1999. Map of Natural (Landscape) and Permafrost Zones and the Net of Soil Temperature Meteorological Stations in Russia and Middle Asian Mountains. Russian Academy of Sciences Earth Cryosphere Institute and Institute for Phytochemical and Biological Problems in Earth Science. Distributed by National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital Media.

Overview Table

Category Description
Data format Geograph map in map archive (MPK) format
Spatial coverage and resolution 32 to 90 deg N, 10 to 163 deg E
Tools for accessing data Geograph -- a Geographic Information System developed by the GIS Research Center, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences.
Grid type and size Lambert-Azimuthal Equal Area projection, centered on the North Pole.
Mapscale is 1:4000000.
File naming convention ggd618_permafrost_russia.mpk
File size Largest file is 1.45 MB
Parameter(s) Landscape zones, permafrost extent, fozen ground distribution, ice cap and glacier distribution

Table of Contents

1. Contacts
2. Detailed Data Description
3. Data Access and Tools
4. Document Information

1. Contacts:

Investigator(s) Name and Title:

David A. Gilichinsky
Institute for Physicochemical and Biological Problems in Soil Science
Russian Academy of Sciences
142290 Pushchino
Moscow Region
RUSSIA
Tel: (0967)732604
Fax: (0967)790595

Technical Contact:

NSIDC User Services
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0449  USA
phone: +1 303.492.6199
fax: +1 303.492.2468
form: Contact NSIDC User Services
e-mail: nsidc@nsidc.org

2. Detailed Data Description:

Format:

The map is presented in Geograph map archive (MPK) format. Geograph is a Geographic Information System developed by the GIS Research Center, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences.

File Naming Convention:

The map file is named ggd618_permafrost_russia.mpk.

File Size:

The largest file is 1.45 MB.

Spatial Coverage:

The map covers Russia and the middle Asian Mountains (32 to 90 deg N, 10 to 163 deg E).

Projection:

The map projection is a Lambert-Azimuthal Equal Area projection, centered on the North Pole.

Parameter or Variable:

Parameter Description:

The map shows six parameters:

These parameters are described in the Map Legend.

3. Data Access and Tools:

Software and Tools:

The digital map was created in Geograph. Geograph is a Geographic Information System developed by the GIS Research Center, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences.

A free version of Geograph with restricted functionality (Geograph Mini) is available and can be downloaded from ftp://geocnt.geonet.ru/pub/ggwmini. This is a windows package. Three .arj files must be downloaded from the ftp site. The files need to be unpacked using WinZip. Then run setup.exe from the Disk1 folder.

4. Document Information:

Document Creation Date:

2 June 2003

Document Revision Date:

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Document URL:

http://nsidc.org/data/ggd618.html