Data Set ID:

Modeled Daily Thaw Depth and Frozen Ground Depth, Version 1

This data set contains modeled daily thaw depth and freezing depth for the Arctic terrestrial drainage basin. Thaw and freezing depths were calculated over the study area with a resolution of 25 km x 25 km. Data extend from September 1998 through December 2000. A finite-difference model for one-dimensional heat conduction with phase change calculates daily thaw and freezing depths, based on data of snow water equivalent, soil temperature, soil dry-bulk density, and soil water content. Data are in space-delimited ASCII text format and are available via FTP.

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Temporal Coverage:
  • 1998-09-01 to 2000-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
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Sensor(s): Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
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Spatial Resolution:
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  • Frozen Ground > Active Layer
  • Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw
  • Frozen Ground > Seasonally Frozen Ground
Data Format(s):
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Data Contributor(s): Christoph Oelke, Mark Serreze, Tingjun Zhang, Richard Armstrong

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Oelke, C., R. Armstrong, M. Serreze, and T. Zhang 2003. Modeled Daily Thaw Depth and Frozen Ground Depth, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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