Rock glaciers, Lombardy, Italy

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Entry ID

GGD22

Summary

Lombardia is one of the administrative regions into which Italy is divided. The more eastern part of Italian sector of the Lepontine Alps and a large part of the Rhaetian Alps are located in this region.. The highest point is Bernina peak (4052 m asl). There are 305 glaciers, and the total glaciated area is about 113 sq km. The glaciers are more widespread in the northeastern part of the region (Ortles-Cevedale Group). In this region, 498 rock glaciers have been identified and classified according their degree of morphological activity-- 92 active (18%); 94 doubtful (19%); 27 complex (5%); and 285 inactive (58%). After the first work was carried out in the mid-1920s, this rock glacier inventory began at the end of 1987. This inventory was carried out by the analysis of color aerial photographs at 1-to-20.000 scale. In addition, for approximately 10% of the land forms, a geomorphological survey in the field was performed. Data are presented in the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 46.5°     S: 45.833°     E: 10.5°     W: 9.3°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Guglielmin, M., C. Smiraglia, N. Cannone, and C. Tellini
Dataset Title: Rock glaciers, Lombardy, Italy
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd22.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1987-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT EUROPE SOUTHERN EUROPE ITALY ITALIAN CENTRAL ALPS (LOMBARDIA, NORTHERN VALTELLINA)

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers

Ancillary Keywords

  • Active Layer
  • BTS Measurements
  • Geophysics
  • Meteorology
  • Permafrost Properties
  • Rock Glaciers
  • Soil Properties
  • Thermal Properties

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Frozen Ground Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: FGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Personnel

Mauro Guglielmin
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 39 2 67655152
Email: mauro.guglielmin@uninsubria.it
Contact Address:

  • Insubria University

City: Varese
Postal Code: 21110
Country: Italy

Nicoletta Cannone
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 39 382 504311
Fax: 39 382 34240
Email: cannone.guglielmin@galactica.it
Contact Address:

  • Universite di Pavia
  • Dipartimento di Ecologia del Territorio
  • Via Sant'Epifanio, 14

City: Pavia
Postal Code: 27100
Country: Italy

Claudio Smiraglia
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 39 2 23698253
Fax: 39 2 70638261
Contact Address:

  • Universite di Milano
  • Dipartimento di Geologia
  • Via Mangiagalli, 34

City: Milano
Postal Code: 20100
Country: Italy

Claudio Tellini
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 39 -521-905317
Fax: 39-521-905305
Contact Address:

  • Dipartimento di Geologia, Paleontologia e Geografia
  • viale delle Scienze, 78

City: Parma
Postal Code: 43100
Country: Italy

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-24

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