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Continuous and Discontinuous Permafrost in Central Asia/Mongolia, Version 1

This data set consists of permafrost measurements taken in Central Asia and Mongolia during the summer seasons of 1974, 1977, and 1978. The study regions have a cold continental climate that is favorable for the development of continuous permafrost in the upper altitudes, and discontinuous permafrost in the lower altitudes which are exposed to the south. The Mongolian mountain areas near the southern boundary of permafrost are shaped by cryogenic processes, forming cryoplanation terraces, active solifluction valleys, cryopediments and solifluction cirques.

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Temporal Coverage:
  • 1974-01-01 to 1978-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 48, S: 46, E: 109, W: 95

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
  • Frozen Ground > Periglacial Processes
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost
  • Snow/Ice > Permafrost
  • Soils > Permafrost
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Word
  • Paper
Data Contributor(s): Kazimierz Pekala

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Kazimierz Pekala 2003. Continuous and Discontinuous Permafrost in Central Asia/Mongolia, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
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