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Upper soil temperatures in the Kolyma Highland, Version 1

This data set contains soil temperature and meteorological data for various sampling locations near the Aborigen research station in the Kolyma Highland, Northeastern Russia. Data are averaged from 1977 to 1995. A tab-delimited ASCII text file and Excel spreadsheet provide the following data: soil degree days, annual maximum temperature, and annual minimum temperature at 1 cm, 5 cm, 10 cm, and 20 cm depth; maximum annual snow depth, vegetation type and percent coverage, thaw depth, mean soil water content, soil classification, soil field capacity, soil bulk density, slope gradient/aspect, elevation, latitude, and longitude. Data are available via FTP.

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  • Atmospheric Temperature > Degree Days
  • Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw > FREEZE/THAW
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Maximum/Minimum Temperature > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Amount > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
  • Frozen Ground > Seasonally Frozen Ground > SEASONALLY FROZEN GROUND
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth > SNOW DEPTH
  • Soils > Soil Bulk Density > SOIL BULK DENSITY
  • Soils > Soil Classification > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
  • Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Data Format(s):
  • Excel
Spatial Coverage:
N: 62.033, 
S: 61.867, 
E: 149.667, 
W: 149.5
Platform(s):Not specified
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):Not specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 October 1977 to 31 December 1995
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):G.G. Mazhitova, A.V. Alfimov, D.I. Berman

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Alfimov, A.V. 2003. Upper soil temperatures in the Kolyma Highland, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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