Frozen Ground Data Center

Data Center Description
The Frozen Ground Data Center (FGDC) serves as a central node of
the IPA Global Geocryological Data (GGD) system. The GGD is an
internationally distributed system linking investigators and
data centers around the world. The FGDC facilitates the
operation of the GGD by collecting and distributing information
(metadata) describing permafrost and frozen ground related
data. Many of the products listed here are available directly
through the FGDC; some are held by other institutions. For those
data sets held by other institutions, NSIDC provides the
original metadata for the data set, and asks users to contact
the Principal Investigator for access to the data.


[Summary provided by the NSIDC]