Thermo-erosional valleys and streams in ice-rich permafrost lowlands from RapidEye, 2010, Buor Khaya Peninsula, Laptev and East Siberian Sea Region (RU)

Morgenstern, Anne; Grosse, Guido; Arcos, David Rico; Günther, Frank; Overduin, Pier Paul; Grigoriev, Mikhail N; Ulrich, Mathias; Spröte, Roland; Sandakov, Alexander

The published data set provides an inventory of thermo-erosional landforms and streams in three lowland areas underlain by ice-rich permafrost of the Yedoma-type Ice Complex at the Siberian Laptev Sea coast. It consists of two shapefiles per study region: one shapefile for the digitized thermo-erosional landforms and streams, one for the study area extent. Thermo-erosional landforms were manually digitized from topographic maps and satellite data as line features and subsequently analyzed in a Geographic Information System (GIS) using ArcGIS 10.0. The mapping included in particular thermo-erosional gullies and valleys as well as streams and rivers, since development of all of these features potentially involved thermo-erosional processes.

For the Buor Khaya Peninsula, data from Arcos [2012], which had been digitized based on RapidEye satellite data (8 August 2010, 6.5 m ground resolution), were completed for smaller thermo-erosional features using the same RapidEye scene as a mapping basis. The spatial resolution, acquisition date, time of the day, and viewing geometry of the satellite data used may have influenced the identification of thermo-erosional landforms in the images.

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Morgenstern, Anne

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Field Value
Identifier DOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.833958
Institute AWI Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Publication Date 2014-07-11
Version 1.0
Product Thermo-erosional valleys and streams
Sensor RapidEye
  1. streams
  2. study areas (ice complexes)
Variables [Units]
    Region Laptev and East Siberian Sea Region
    Spatial Reference EPSG:32653 WGS 84 / UTM zone 53N
    Spatial Resolution 6.5 m
    Spatial Coverage Latitude 71.31 to 71.96, Longitude 131.95 to 133.57
    Temporal Coverage 2010-08-08
    Temporal Resolution
    Format Shapefile
    Is Supplement To
    Related to

    Arcos, David Rico (2012): Classification of periglacial landforms based on high resolution multispectral remote sensing data. A contribution to the landscape description of the north Siberian Buor Khaya Pensinsula. Diploma Thesis, University of Potsdam, Germany

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