Title Managing permafrost data; past approaches and future directions
Author Parsons, M.A.; Smith, S.L.; Romanovsky, V.E.; Shiklomanov, N.I.; Christiansen, H.H.; Overduin, P.P.; Zhang, T.; Balks, M.R.; Brown, J.
Author Affil Parsons, M.A., World Data Center for Glaciology, Boulder, CO. Other: Geological Survey of Canada, Canada; University of Alaska Fairbanks; University of Delaware; University Centre in Svalbard, Norway; Alfred Wegner Institute, Federal Republic of Germany; National Snow and Ice Data Center; University of Waikato, New Zealand; International Permafrost Association
Source International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP) Proceedings, Vol.9, p.1369-1374, ; Ninth international conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, AK, June 29-July 3, 2008, edited by D.L. Kane and K.M. Hinkel. Publisher: [publisher varies], [location varies], International. ISBN: 978-0-9800179-3- 9
Publication Date 2008
Notes In English. 32 refs. CRREL Acc. No: 62006161
Index Terms active layer; computer applications; frozen ground; glacial geology; permafrost; remote sensing; Arctic region; coastal environment; data bases; data management; data processing; information management; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; monitoring; networks; periglacial features; programs
Abstract The International Permafrost Association (IPA) has a long history of data management. Notable achievements include the establishment of a Global Geocryological Data (GGD) system and the publication of the Circumpolar Active-layer Permafrost System (CAPS) compilations. At the same time, the IPA has struggled to maintain continual stewardship of permafrost and related data with sustained support. Activities as part of the International Polar Year will significantly increase data holdings and will required renewed emphasis on data description, preservation, and integration with other disciplines.
Publication Type conference paper or compendium article
Record ID 286078