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Upper soil temperatures in the Kolyma Highland, Version 1

This data set contains soil temperature and meteorological data for various sampling locations near the Aborigen research station in the Kolyma Highland, Northeastern Russia. Data are averaged from 1977 to 1995. A tab-delimited ASCII text file and Excel spreadsheet provide the following data: soil degree days, annual maximum temperature, and annual minimum temperature at 1 cm, 5 cm, 10 cm, and 20 cm depth; maximum annual snow depth, vegetation type and percent coverage, thaw depth, mean soil water content, soil classification, soil field capacity, soil bulk density, slope gradient/aspect, elevation, latitude, and longitude. Data are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 62.033, S: 61.867, E: 149.667, W: 149.5

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 October 1977 to 31 December 1995
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Degree Days
  • Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Maximum/Minimum Temperature
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
  • Frozen Ground > Seasonally Frozen Ground
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
  • Soils > Soil Bulk Density
  • Soils > Soil Classification
  • Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Excel
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): G.G. Mazhitova, A.V. Alfimov, D.I. Berman

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.

Alfimov, A.V. 2003. Upper soil temperatures in the Kolyma Highland, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].
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