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Annual Thaw Depths and Water Depths in Tanana Flats, Alaska, Version 1

Thaw depths and water depths were monitored at 1 m to 2 m intervals along a 255-m transect across an area of discontinuous and degrading permafrost on the Tanana Flats south of Fairbanks, Alaska. Measurements were taken once a year in late August from 1995 to 2002 to show effects of winter snow depths, climate warming, and vegetation and wetland creation-surface subsidence. Data are in a single tab-delimited ASCII text file, available via FTP.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 64.7, S: 64.7, E: -147.9, W: -147.9

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-08-01 to 2002-08-01
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost
  • Snow/Ice > Permafrost
  • Soils > Permafrost
  • Snow/Ice > Permafrost > Thaw Depth
  • Ground Water > Water Table
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
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Data Contributor(s): Torre Jorgenson, Charles H. Racine, James C. Walters

Data Citation

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Racine, C., T. Jorgenson, and J. Walters 2003. Annual Thaw Depths and Water Depths in Tanana Flats, Alaska, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].
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