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N-Factor Values and Air and Ground Surface Temperatures, Kuparuk River Basin, Alaska

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Summary

This data set includes ground surface temperatures and air temperatures measured at ten study plots within the Kuparuk River basin of north-central Alaska. Computed thaw-season "n-factor" values are also included (the n-factor is defined as the ratio of the sum of thawing degree days at the soil-surface to that in the air). Data were collected in an effort to evaluate differences between air and ground-surface temperatures associated with different natural landcover types, and to assess the utility of the "n-factor" concept as a tool in geocryological mapping. Detailed descriptions of field procedures and assumptions are provided in Klene (2000) and Klene et al. (2001).

Klene, A.E. 2000. The N-Factor in Natural Landscapes: Relations Between Air and Soil-Surface Temperatures in the Kuparuk River Basin, Alaska. Elmer, NJ: Publications in Climatology 53, C.W. Thorntwaite Associates. 77 pp.
Klene, A.E., F.E. Nelson, N.I. Shiklomanov, and K.M. Hinkel. 2001. The n-factor in natural landscapes: variability of air and soil-surface temperatures, Kuparuk River basin, Alaska. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 33: 140-148.

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

Begin datetime 1995-06-20 00:00:00
End datetime 1997-08-31 23:59:59

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Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 70.284, Minimum (South) Latitude: 68.611
Minimum (West) Longitude: -149.618, Maximum (East) Longitude: -148.593

Primary point of contact information

Anna E. Klene <klene@udel.edu>

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Nelson, F., Klene, A., Shiklomanov, N. 2009. N-Factor Values and Air and Ground Surface Temperatures, Kuparuk River Basin, Alaska. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D69S1P60. Accessed 02 Dec 2021.

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