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Meteorological and Radio Brightness Observations of Thawing Permafrost Near Toolik Lake, Alaska, 2004

Summary

This data set includes meteorological and radio brightness observations of tundra and shrub terrain on the North Slope of Alaska, USA near Toolik Lake. These data are nearly continuous from 8 May through 2 July 2004; the ground surface ranged from snow-covered frozen ground to approximately 25 cm thaw depth. The meteorological observations include air and soil temperatures, soil moisture, wind speed and direction, net radiation, and soil heat flux. Radio brightness observations are dual polarized at 6.7 GHz, 19 GHz, and 37 GHz. Data are in Microsoft Excel 2003 workbooks.

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  • 1.0 (2009-04-29)
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Frequency daily
Language English
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  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2004-05-08 00:00:00
End datetime 2004-07-02 23:59:59

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Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 68.6433, Minimum (South) Latitude: 68.6338
Minimum (West) Longitude: -149.5856, Maximum (East) Longitude: -149.5824

Primary point of contact information

Anthony W. England <england@eecs.umich.edu>

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Citation

Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

England, A. 2009. Meteorological and Radio Brightness Observations of Thawing Permafrost Near Toolik Lake, Alaska, 2004. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6M32SXX. Accessed 25 Nov 2020.

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