Current Permafrost Distribution in the Northern Hemisphere

May 12, 2010
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This dataset represents the predicted current distribution of permafrost based on results from a frost-index-based model, global gridded air temperature, and precipitation. Three classes are used to describe permafrost type: (1) sporadic, (6) continuous, and (7) discontinuous. Details about how this dataset was created can be found in Anisimov and Nelson (1996, 1997).
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F.E. Nelson, O.A. Anisimov, N.I. Shiklomanov
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2000
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Title: Current Permafrost Distribution in the Northern Hemisphere
Credits: F.E. Nelson, O.A. Anisimov, N.I. Shiklomanov
Publication Date: 2000
Publisher: National Science Foundation Arctic Systems Science Program
Other Citation Info: Anisimov, O. A. and Nelson, F. E., 1996: Permafrost distribution in the northern hemisphere under scenarios of climatic change. Global and Planetary Change, 14: 59-72. Anisimov, O. A. and Nelson, F. E., 1997: Permafrost zonation and climate change: results from transient general circulation models. Climatic Change, 35: 241-258.
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Department of Geography, University of Delaware
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