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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.

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Temporal Coverage:
  • 1977-10-01 to 1995-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 62.033, S: 61.867, E: 149.667, W: 149.5

Spatial 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
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Excel
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): G.G. Mazhitova, A.V. Alfimov, D.I. Berman

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

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.
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