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Data Set ID:
GGD222

Active layer and permafrost properties, including snow depth, soil temperature, and soil moisture, Barrow, Alaska, Version 1

This data set contains soil temperature, soil moisture, thaw depth, and snow depth data collected at test sites near Barrow, Alaska, during the following years.

Soil temperature data - 1963-1966, 1993 Soil moisture data - 1963 Thaw depth - 1962-1968, 1991-1993 Snow depth - 1963-1964 This study focused on characterizing the active soil layer at Barrow, and determining the relationships between and among these physical properties at permafrost sites in the Arctic.

This site is U1 of the IPA's Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program and later measurements are available at the CALM Web site.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 71.18, S: 71.18, E: -156.35, W: -156.35

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1 January 1962 to 31 December 1968
  • 1 January 1991 to 31 December 1993
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Frozen Ground > Active Layer
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
  • Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Soils > Soil Temperature
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Platform(s):
Not specified
Sensor(s): SNOW MEASURING ROD, SOIL DEPTH PROBE, THERMOCOUPLES
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version:
V1
Data Contributor(s): Jerry Brown, Frederick Nelson

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Brown, J. anf F. Nelson 1998. Active layer and permafrost properties, including snow depth, soil temperature, and soil moisture, Barrow, Alaska, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].

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