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Rock glaciers, Lombardy, Italy

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD22

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Guglielmin, M., C. Smiraglia, N. Cannone, and C. Tellini
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Rock glaciers, Lombardy, Italy
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd22.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

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Citation Information:

Originator: Guglielmin, M., C. Smiraglia, N. Cannone, and C. Tellini
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Rock glaciers, Lombardy, Italy
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd22_rockglac_italy/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19870101
Ending Date: 19971231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 9.3°
East Bounding Coordinate: 10.5°
North Bounding Coordinate: 46.5°
South Bounding Coordinate: 45.833°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
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Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Active Layer
Theme Keyword: BTS Measurements
Theme Keyword: Geophysics
Theme Keyword: Meteorology
Theme Keyword: Permafrost Properties
Theme Keyword: Rock Glaciers
Theme Keyword: Soil Properties
Theme Keyword: Thermal Properties

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Southern Europe Italy Italian Central Alps (Lombardia, Northern Valtellina)

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Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Mauro Guglielmin
Contact Organization: Insubria University

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
City: Varese
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: 21110
Country: Italy

Contact Voice Telephone: 39 2 67655152
Contact Electronic Mail Address: mauro.guglielmin@uninsubria.it

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Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

GGD22

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NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120824

Metadata Review Date:

20120824

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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