Data:Realtime Permafrost Alaska

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Realtime Permafrost Alaska dataset information page

Short Description

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Lake 31 Station

Statement: U.S. Geological Survey: Real-Time Permafrost and Climate Monitoring Network - Arctic Alaska

Abstract: The U.S. Geological Survey Real-Time Permafrost and Climate Monitoring Network in Arctic Alaska is a collaborative effort with BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, private organizations and universities, all managed by USGS. The network was established to provide high quality real-time environmental data to aid in land management decision making.

This real-time network is a subset of a larger U.S. Geological Survey permafrost and climate monitoring research network. Many of the stations are co-located with deep boreholes, thus forming the basis for comprehensive permafrost monitoring observatories. The objectives of the larger network include climate change detection, monitoring how permafrost and vegetation respond to climate change, and acquiring improved data for current permafrost characterization and impact assessment models.

Data format

Data type: Cryosphere
Data origin: Measured
Data format: CSV
Other format: ascii/real time
Data resolution: variable
Datum: 1990's onwards

Data Coverage

Spatial data coverage: Alaska North Slope Region
Temporal data coverage: Time series
Time period covered: variable

Availability

Download data: http://data.usgs.gov/climateMonitoring/region/show?region=alaska
Data source: http://data.usgs.gov/climateMonitoring/region/show?region=alaska

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