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The English Language Edition of the Geocryological Map of Russia and Neighboring Republics, Version 1

This map is an English language edition of a 16-sheet Russian map series of permafrost, for the period 1991-1996 (scale 1:2,500,000). The map sheets show distribution and mean annual temperature of frozen and unfrozen ground, types of seasonal freeze/thaw, permafrost thickness, relict permafrost, distribution of cyrogenic features, including cryopegs, strata types and characteristics, and pre-quaternary rock formations and regolith and their geocryological characteristics. English legends are provided for all 16 sheets. The English edition provides background information about the map's development and uses, and information about the translation of certain russian words pertaining to permafrost.

Spatial Coverage: Not specified
Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1991 to 31 December 1996
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost
  • Snow/Ice > Permafrost
  • Soils > Permafrost
  • Frozen Ground > Seasonally Frozen Ground
  • Snow/Ice > Permafrost > Thaw Depth
  • Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw > Thawing Degree Day
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s): Not specified
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Peter Williams, Isabella Warren

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Peter J. Williams and Isabella M.T. Warren 2003. The English Language Edition of the Geocryological Map of Russia and Neighboring Republics, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].
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