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Permafrost, palsas and frost-crack polygons, Salluit, Quebec, Canada, Version 1

This dataset includes temperature conditions for ice-wedge cracking, Salluit, northern Quebec. Air temperature, soil temperature, wind speed and direction, July 1989 through April 1991 (not continuous record.) Temperature inside data logger, resistance values along cracking detection circuit, July 1989 through August 1991 (not continuous record.) Data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998. See also GGD360 and GGD361 for other data available from Centre d'Etudes Nordiques climatological research station network.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 62.233, S: 62.233, E: -75.633, W: -75.633

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-07-01 to 1992-08-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Frozen Ground > Periglacial Processes
  • Soils > Permafrost
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost
  • Snow/Ice > Permafrost
  • Soils > Soil Temperature
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
  • Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Denis Sarrazin, Michel Allard, Jennifer N. Kaspar

Data Citation

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Allard, M. and J. Kaspar 1998. Permafrost, palsas and frost-crack polygons, Salluit, Quebec, Canada, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].
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