Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS)

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS) contains over 100 data sets pertaining to permafrost and frozen ground topics. It also contains detailed metadata records describing over 100 additional data sets available at other GGD nodes around the world. Dozens of contributors submitted data collections representing global sites. This compilation of data and information products is intended for a broad audience including the scientific and engineering communities, educators, and policy makers. The data published on CAPS is available through the Frozen Ground Data Center (FGDC) database.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Date August 13, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2003 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 13, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2003 (publication)
Responsible Party University of Southampton (Principal Investigator); National Snow and Ice Data Center (Point of Contact); Geological Survey of Canada (Principal Investigator); Uppsala University (Principal Investigator); The University Centre in Svalbard (Principal Investigator); Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch (Principal Investigator); University of Delaware (Principal Investigator); Lund University (Principal Investigator); VAW-ETH (Principal Investigator); University of Southhampton (Principal Investigator); International Permafrost Association (Principal Investigator); Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (Principal Investigator); University of Colorado (Principal Investigator)
Contact Email
Guid noaa.ncei.nsidc.G01175
Access Constraints There are no restrictions on access to these data., There are no restrictions on use of these data. Please cite the data using the citation example given in the documentation. Please cite the CD itself as follows: International Permafrost Association, Data and Information Working Group, comp. Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS), version 1.0. CD-ROM available from National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, Colorado: NSIDC, University of Colorado at Boulder.
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 90
Bbox South Lat -90
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id 918a4aee-b9b5-4efb-953c-d672fbf8c7ed
Harvest Source Id f24c6629-4c02-44bc-863f-5f319481e810
Harvest Source Title NSIDC
Metadata Language eng; usa
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress complete
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin Unknown
Temporal Extent End Unknown

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