Entry_ID: GGD22
Entry_Title: Rock glaciers, Lombardy, Italy
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Mauro
   Last_Name: Guglielmin
   Email: mauro.guglielmin@uninsubria.it
   Phone: 39 2 67655152 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Insubria University
      City: Varese
      Postal_Code: 21110
      Country: Italy
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Nicoletta
   Last_Name: Cannone
   Email: cannone.guglielmin@galactica.it
   Phone: 39 382 504311 
   Fax:  39 382 34240 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Universite di Pavia
      Address: Dipartimento di Ecologia del Territorio
      Address: Via Sant'Epifanio, 14
      City: Pavia
      Postal_Code: 27100
      Country: Italy
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Claudio
   Last_Name: Smiraglia
   Phone: 39 2 23698253 
   Fax:  39 2 70638261 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Universite di Milano
      Address: Dipartimento di Geologia
      Address: Via Mangiagalli, 34
      City: Milano
      Postal_Code: 20100
      Country: Italy
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Claudio
   Last_Name: Tellini
   Phone: 39 -521-905317 
   Fax:  39-521-905305 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Dipartimento di Geologia, Paleontologia e Geografia
      Address: viale delle Scienze, 78
      City: Parma
      Postal_Code: 43100
      Country: Italy
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Active Layer
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Rock Glaciers
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Active Layer
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Rock Glaciers
End_Group
Keyword: Active Layer
Keyword: BTS Measurements
Keyword: Geophysics
Keyword: Meteorology
Keyword: Permafrost Properties
Keyword: Rock Glaciers
Keyword: Soil Properties
Keyword: Thermal Properties
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1987-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1997-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 45.833
   Northernmost_Latitude: 46.5
   Westernmost_Longitude: 9.3
   Easternmost_Longitude: 10.5
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: SOUTHERN EUROPE
   Location_Subregion2: ITALY
   Detailed_Location: ITALIAN CENTRAL ALPS (LOMBARDIA, NORTHERN VALTELLINA)
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: FGDC > Frozen Ground Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: FGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: 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.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 1998-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-08-24
DIF_Revision_History: added creator & publisher info