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Time Series of Seasonally Frozen Ground Depth in the Russian Arctic, 1930-1990


This data set consists of seasonally frozen ground depth measurements based on soil temperatures in the Russian Arctic. Seasonal freezing and thawing processes in cold regions play a major role in ecosystem diversity, productivity, and the Arctic hydrological system. Long-term changes in seasonal freeze and thaw depths are also important indicators of climate change. Investigators collected data from 211 ground-based stations. The record extends from 1930 to 1990 and includes seasonal freeze depths derived from soil temperature data that are averaged yearly. Data are in tab-delimited ASCII text format.

Data access

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Additional information

Related projects: ARCSS
Observational frequency: other
Spatial type: point
Categories: Arctic, Land Character.
Platforms: Snow Depth
Identifier: doi:10.5065/D6G15Z03 (Link: )

Temporal coverage

Begin datetime: 1930-01-01 00:00:00, End datetime: 1990-12-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Minimum latitude: 42.700000, Minimum longitude: 30.800000
Maximum latitude: 68.900000, Maximum longitude: -179.500000


Point of contact

Tingjun Zhang
National Snow and Ice Data Center.
E-Mail address: tzhang at kryos dot colorado dot edu