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Seasonal frost penetration, Sleepers River Research Watershed, Vermont, USA, Version 1

The frost tube network is located within a 3.25-square-mile sub-watershed of the Sleepers River Research Watershed near Danville, Vermont, USA. Tubes were positioned in forested and non-forested cover types. The forest cover includes beech, birch, maple hardwoods with a 7% slope and 240 degree aspect, mixed conifer (spruce and balsam) and hardwoods with a 3% slope and 240 degree aspect, and coniferous forest with a 3% slope and 240 degree aspect. The open areas include two large non-cultivated agricultural fields (with approximate 5% slopes and aspects of 240 and 15 degrees) and a small heavily instrumented opening. Site data were generally recorded weekly. Snow depth was measured with a metal meter ruler while frost readings were measured from a plastic tube filled with methylene blue dye suspended in a PVC outer tube. Data cover winter seasons 1983-84 to 1992-93 only. These data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

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Temporal Coverage:
  • 1983-01-01 to 1992-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 44.53, S: 44.422, E: -72.039, W: -72.177

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
  • Frozen Ground > Active Layer
  • Vegetation > Forest Composition/Vegetation Structure
  • Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw
  • Frozen Ground > Seasonally Frozen Ground > Freeze/Thaw Cycle
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
  • Vegetation > Vegetation Cover
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): William Roberts, Timothy Pangburn

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Pangburn, T 1998. Seasonal frost penetration, Sleepers River Research Watershed, Vermont, USA, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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