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Ground Water Atlas of the United States: Alaska, Version 1

The Ground Water Atlas of the United States includes summary information on permafrost in Alaska, and the relation of permafrost and ground water. The Atlas includes figures showing permafrost zones in Alaska, the approximate depth of the permafrost, small thaw lakes that form in continuous permafrost areas, pingos that form in permafrost areas, and a generalized diagrammatic section showing aquifers and permafrost. The ground water atlas information for Alaska can be found at

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1999-01-01 to 1999-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Frozen Ground > Active Layer
  • Ground Water > Aquifers
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost
  • Soils > Permafrost
  • Frozen Ground > Seasonally Frozen Ground
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): R.L. Whitehead, James Miller

Data Citation

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James Miller and R.L Whitehead 2003. Ground Water Atlas of the United States: Alaska, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].
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