Data Set ID: 
G01175

Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS), Version 1

The Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS) contains over 100 data sets pertaining to permafrost and frozen ground topics. It also contains detailed metadata records describing over 100 additional data sets available at other Global Geocryological Data (GGD) nodes around the world. Dozens of contributors submitted data collections representing global sites. This compilation of data and information products is intended for a broad audience including the scientific and engineering communities, educators, and policy makers. The data published on CAPS is available through the Frozen Ground Data Center (FGDC) database.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Parameter(s):
  • Frozen Ground > Active Layer > ACTIVE LAYER
  • Frozen Ground > Cryosols > CRYOSOLS
  • Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw > FREEZE/THAW
  • Snow/Ice > Frost > FROST
  • Land Records > Glaciation > GLACIATION
  • Frozen Ground > Ground Ice > GROUND ICE
  • Land Temperature > Land Surface Temperature > LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):FIELD SURVEYS, GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS, WEATHER STATIONS
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Sensor(s):ANEMOMETERS, BAROMETERS, HYGROMETERS, RAIN GAUGES, SNOW MEASURING ROD, SOIL MOISTURE PROBE, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, THERMISTORS, THERMOMETERS
Temporal Coverage:Not specified Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):R. Barry, Jerry Brown, Michael Clark, Marina O. Leibman, H. Jonas Akerman, Daniel S. Vonder Muehll, Frederick Nelson, Hanne Christiansen, E.S. Melnikov

Geographic Coverage

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International Permafrost Association Standing Committee on Data Information and Communication (comp.) 2003. Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS), Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5SF2T3B. [Date Accessed].

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