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Data Set ID:
GGD240

Active Layer Measurements in Tanana Flats, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, Version 1

This data set consists of active layer thickness from forested uplands (islands and benches) bordering the interconnected wetlands of Tanana Flats, near Fairbanks, Alaska. CRREL permafrost cores were taken to depths of about 1.5 m to characterize ice content, ice type, and organics in the permafrost. Data were collected in 1989, and from 1992 to the present. The project aimed at describing and understanding the origin of the permafrost wetlands and their extent in relation to vegetation, permafrost, and hydrology.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 64.75, S: 64.25, E: -147.5, W: -148.167

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1992 to 31 December 1989
  • 1 January 1989
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Frozen Ground > Active Layer
  • Soils > Permafrost
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost
  • Snow/Ice > Permafrost
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
  • Terrestrial Ecosystems > Wetlands
Platform(s) GROUND STATIONS, GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Sensor(s): SEDIMENT CORERS
Data Format(s):
  • Paper
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): James C. Walters, Charles H. Racine

Data Citation

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Racine, Charles H., James C. Walters 2003. Active Layer Measurements in Tanana Flats, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].
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