Climate Data

Permafrost: Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground Ice Conditions

The circumpolar permafrost and ground ice data contribute to a unified international data set that depicts the distribution and properties of permafrost and ground ice in the Northern Hemisphere (20°N to 90°N). The re-gridded data set shows discontinuous, sporadic, or isolated permafrost boundaries.

temporal metadataID:

Formats

Timestep

Climatology

Spatial Resolution

12.5km, 25km, 0.5 degree

Ocean or Land

Land Only

Missing Data Flag

missing data present

Vertical Levels

Earth system components and main variables

Suggested Data Citation

Brown, J., O.J. Ferrians, Jr., J.A. Heginbottom, and E.S. Melnikov. 1998, revised February 2001. Circum-arctic map of permafrost and ground ice conditions. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology. Digital media.

Data Access: Please Cite data sources, following the data providers' instructions.

  1. Brown, J., O.J. Ferrians, Jr., J.A. Heginbottom, and E.S. Melnikov. 1998, revised February 2001. Circum-arctic map of permafrost and ground ice conditions. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology. Digital media.

Key Figures

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Captions

Climate Data Guide Image: Permafriost Circum-Arctic Map of permafrost and ground ice conditions; 12.5 km grid. Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)

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National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 20 Nov 2013. "The Climate Data Guide: Permafrost: Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground Ice Conditions." Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/permafrost-circum-arctic-map-permafrost-and-ground-ice-conditions.

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