When scientists talk about the cryosphere, they mean the places on Earth where water is in its solid form, frozen into ice or snow. Read more ...
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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.