- Set-up of 8 points over 500 km between Fairbanks and the vicinity of Prudhoe Bay's Arctic coast (acrtic forest zone, forest/alpine transition zone, tundra zone (mountain, plain, coast))Oberved items are snow depth, density and quality, particle size and temperature distribution.Snow cover observations and full-year measurements of air, snow and soil temperatures, water contents and snow cover along 500 km of the northern Alaska's north-south Dalton Highway.The arctic forest zone, Brooks Range, and North Slope (tundra) are distributed in the Northern Alaska, which all contrast in terms of landform, vegetation, and climate. The snow/ice temperature observation data are being collected in various land-surfaces, landforms and heights representative of the Arctic Circle.The object of the observations is to monitor the changes in the artic temperature and snow/ice conditions, validate satellite observations, and gather fundamental data on the ecosystems of artic forests and tundra areas.
- Hiroyuki Enomoto, 2011, Air, Snow, and Soil Temperatures, Moisture Contents, and Snow Cover Monitoring, 1.00, Arctic Data archive System (ADS), Japan, https://ads.nipr.ac.jp/dataset/A20140624-030
DATA CONTORIBUTOR & GROUP
(National Institute of Polar Research)
Common Sense Climate Index