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Land Resources of Russia -- Maps of Permafrost and Ground Ice, Version 1

This data set includes maps of permafrost extent, permafrost temperature, the permafrost boundary, and ground ice thickness for all of Russia. The maps are ESRI Shapefiles, which were digitized from paper maps taken from the World Atlas of Snow and Ice Resources, 1997, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. The scale of the source maps range from 1:20,000,000 to 1:40,000,000. Polygons were assigned attributes based on the classes used in the legends of the paper map.

These data were extracted from a larger collection entitled Land Resources of Russia. Data and documentation © 2002 copyright International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 77.7, S: 41.2, E: 27.3, W: -169.5

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996-01-01 to 1996-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Frozen Ground > Ground Ice
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost
  • Soils > Soil Temperature
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • ESRI Shapefile
Data Contributor(s): Vladamir Kotlyakov, Tatiana Khromova

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Kotlyakov, V. and T. Khromova 2002. Land Resources of Russia -- Maps of Permafrost and Ground Ice, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].

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