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Rock glaciers in the Pyrenees, Spain and France

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD285

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Martinez de Pison, E., J. Lopez-Martinez, J.J. Duran
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Rock glaciers in the Pyrenees, Spain and France
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd285.html

Description:

Abstract:

This study and inventory of active rock glaciers was carried out by means of the usual techniques used in the study of alpine permafrost. First, the rock glaciers were located by means of aerial photography and field work. Second, a detailed geomorphological map was prepared, to detect the active processes in each rock glacier. This includes geotransect and surface analysis (clast roundness, clast forms, particle orientation and lichenometric measurements). Third, complementary measurements (water temperature and BTS [bottom temperature of snow] measurements) were carried out. These three studies allowed us to determine the activity or inactivity of previously detailed landforms, and to classify them as active, inactive, or relict rock glaciers. The external landforms, frontal slope, vertical organization, flow forms, absence of lichens and the descriptive parameters of rock glaciers allowed us to classify them as relict or active ones. On the Besiberri, Gemelos, and Argualas rock glaciers we have carried out photogrammetric studies, and on the Argualas rock glacier we carried out a topographic survey from 1991 and also geoelectric soundings (San Jose et al. 1992; Serrano et al. 1995; Fabre et al. 1995). These data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Martinez de Pison, E., J. Lopez-Martinez, J.J. Duran
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Rock glaciers in the Pyrenees, Spain and France
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd285_rockglac_pyrenees/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19900101
Ending Date: 19971231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -0.333°
East Bounding Coordinate: 0.917°
North Bounding Coordinate: 42.833°
South Bounding Coordinate: 42.333°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: BTS Measurements
Theme Keyword: Mapping
Theme Keyword: Remote Sensing
Theme Keyword: Rock Glaciers
Theme Keyword: Topographic Survey

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Southern Europe Spain France, Spain
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Western Europe France Pyrenees, Spain and France

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Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Eduardo Martinez de Pison
Contact Organization: Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Dpto. Geografia, ERHIN Program, D.G.O.H., Environment National Ministry

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • Cantoblanco
City: Madrid
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: 28049
Country: Spain

Contact Voice Telephone: 34 1 397 4513
Contact Electronic Mail Address: emartinez@uam.es

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

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:

GGD285

Distribution Liability:

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.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120829

Metadata Review Date:

20120829

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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Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

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NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

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International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata