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Data Set ID:
G01175

Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS), Version 1

The Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS) contains over 100 data sets pertaining to permafrost and frozen ground topics. It also contains detailed metadata records describing over 100 additional data sets available at other GGD nodes around the world. Dozens of contributors submitted data collections representing global sites.
This compilation of data and information products is intended for a broad audience including the scientific and engineering communities, educators, and policy makers.
The data published on CAPS is available through the Frozen Ground Data Center (FGDC) database.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage: Not specified
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Frozen Ground > Active Layer
  • Frozen Ground > Cryosols
  • Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw
  • Snow/Ice > Frost
  • Land Records > Glaciation
  • Frozen Ground > Ground Ice
  • Land Temperature > Land Surface Temperature
Platform(s) FIELD SURVEYS, FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS, GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS, WEATHER STATIONS
Sensor(s): ANEMOMETERS, BAROMETERS, HYGROMETERS, RAIN GAUGES, SNOW MEASURING ROD, SNOWPACK TEMPERATURE PROBE, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, THERMISTORS, THERMOMETERS
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): R. Barry, Jerry Brown, Michael Clark, Marina O. Leibman, H. Jonas Akerman, Daniel S. Vonder Muehll, Frederick Nelson, Hanne Christiansen, E.S. Melnikov
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Country: USA