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Active layer and permafrost properties, including snow depth, soil temperature, and soil moisture, Barrow, Alaska, Version 1

This data set contains soil temperature, soil moisture, thaw depth, and snow depth data collected at test sites near Barrow, Alaska, during the following years.

Soil temperature data - 1963-1966, 1993 Soil moisture data - 1963 Thaw depth - 1962-1968, 1991-1993 Snow depth - 1963-1964 This study focused on characterizing the active soil layer at Barrow, and determining the relationships between and among these physical properties at permafrost sites in the Arctic.

This site is U1 of the IPA's Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program and later measurements are available at the CALM Web site.

This is the most recent version of these data.

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  • Frozen Ground > Active Layer > ACTIVE LAYER
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth > SNOW DEPTH
  • Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
  • Soils > Soil Temperature > SOIL TEMPERATURE
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Data Format(s):
Spatial Coverage:
N: 71.29058, 
S: 71.29058, 
E: -156.78872, 
W: -156.78872
Platform(s):Not specified
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):Not specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1991 to 31 December 1993
  • 1 January 1962 to 31 December 1968
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Jerry Brown, Frederick Nelson

Geographic Coverage

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Brown, J. anf F. Nelson 1998. Active layer and permafrost properties, including snow depth, soil temperature, and soil moisture, Barrow, Alaska, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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