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Air, Snow, and Soil Temperatures, Moisture Contents, and Snow Cover Monitoring

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  • 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.

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  • Hiroyuki Enomoto, 2011, Air, Snow, and Soil Temperatures, Moisture Contents, and Snow Cover Monitoring, 1.00, Arctic Data archive System (ADS), Japan,

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    Spatial coverage

  • N:  69.96°   S:  64.85°   E:  -148.28°   W:  -150.3°  

    Temporal coverage

  • 2004-01-01   -   2011-01-01


  • Hiroyuki Enomoto
    (National Institute of Polar Research)


  • Common Sense Climate Index