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GGD618

Map of Natural (Landscape) and Permafrost Zones and the Net of Soil Temperature Meteorological Stations in Russia and Middle Asian Mountains, Version 1

This data set is a vector coverage of the Map of Natural Landscape and Permafrost Zones and the Net of Soil Temperature Meteorological Stations in Russia and Middle Asian Mountains (scale 1:4000000), published by the Russian Academy of Sciences Earth Cryosphere Institute and Institute for Phytochemical and Biological Problems in Earth Science The original map was compiled by E. Melnikov and D.A. Gilichinsky. The digital map was created in Geograph, which is a Geographic Information System developed by the GIS Research Center, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences. Data are available through FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Parameter(s):
  • Frozen Ground
  • Landscape
  • Landscape > Landscape Patterns
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost
  • Snow/Ice > Permafrost
  • Snow/Ice > Permafrost > Thaw Depth
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 32, E: 163, W: 10

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage: Not specified
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Data Format(s): Not specified
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): David Gilichinsky
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.

Melnikov, E. and D.A. Gilichinsky 1999. Map of Natural (Landscape) and Permafrost Zones and the Net of Soil Temperature Meteorological Stations in Russia and Middle Asian Mountains, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Moscow, Russia. Russian Academy of Sciences Earth Cryosphere Institute and Institute for Phytoch. [Date Accessed].

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Detailed Data Description

This dataset is a vector coverage of the Map of Natural Landscape and Permafrost Zones and the Net of Soil Temperature Meteorological Stations in Russia and Middle Asian Mountains (scale 1:4000000), published by the Russian Academy of Sciences Earth Cryosphere Institute and Institute for Phytochemical and Biological Problems in Earth Science The original map was compiled by E. Melnikov and D.A. Gilichinsky. The digital map was created in Geograph, which is a Geographic Information System developed by the GIS Research Center, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Format

The map is presented in Geograph map archive (MPK) format. Geograph is a Geographic Information System developed by the GIS Research Center, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences.

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File Naming Convention

The map file is named ggd618_permafrost_russia.mpk.

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File Size

The largest file is 1.45 MB.

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Spatial Coverage

The map covers Russia and the middle Asian Mountains (32 to 90 deg N, 10 to 163 deg E).

Projection:

The map projection is a Lambert-Azimuthal Equal Area projection, centered on the North Pole.

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Parameter or Variable

Parameter Description:

The map shows six parameters:

  • Zonal, subzonal and altitude-zoned types and sub-types of landscapes
  • Extent of permafrost (Percent of Area)
  • Seasonal Frozen Ground
  • Ice Caps and Glaciers
  • Boundaries
  • Locations of meteorological stations and station numbers.

These parameters are described in the Map Legend.

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Software and Tools

The digital map was created in Geograph. Geograph is a Geographic Information System developed by the GIS Research Center, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences.

A free version of Geograph with restricted functionality (Geograph Mini) is available and can be downloaded from ftp://geocnt.geonet.ru/pub/ggwmini. This is a windows package. Three .arj files must be downloaded from the ftp site. The files need to be unpacked using WinZip. Then run setup.exe from the Disk1 folder.

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Data Acquisition and Processing

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References and Related Publications

Document Information

DOCUMENT CREATION DATE

2 June 2003

DOCUMENT REVISION DATE

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