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Permafrost Characteristics of Alaska - 2008 Shapefile

This shapefile was used to generate a permafrost map of Alaska that was presented in conjunction with the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost held at the University of Alaska in 2008. The permafrost shapefile is coded with surficial geology, mean annual air temperature (MAAT), primary soil texture, permafrost extent, ground ice volume and primary thermokarst landforms.

Original surficial geology compiled from hand delineations on 1:250,000 USGS topo maps. Significant horizontal errors (1-3kms) can be found when compared to ortho corrected imagery. See process description in FGDC metadata view for full description of data compilation. Use data at a scale appropriate for general state-wide mapping or assessment.

Authors: Torre Jorgenson, Kenji Yoshikawa, Mikhail Kanevskiy, and Yuri Shur University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Northern Engineering, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA Vladimir Romanovsky, Sergei Marchenko, and Guido Grosse University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA Jerry Brown International Permafrost Association, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA Ben Jones U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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Status: Complete
Type: Data
End Date: 2008/12/01
Data Types: GIS
Primary Agency
Institute of Northern Engineering UAF

ISO Topics

Alaska, Northslope Borough

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