Entry_ID: GGD287
Entry_Title: Rock glaciers, Fletschhorn Area, Valais, Switzerland
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Frauenfelder, R
   Dataset_Title: Rock glaciers, Fletschhorn Area, Valais, Switzerland
   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/ggd287.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Regula
   Last_Name: Frauenfelder
   Email: rfelder@geo.unizh.ch
   Phone: 41 1 635 5139 
   Fax:  41 4 635 6848 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Zurich
      Address: Department of Geography, Division for Physical
      Address: Winterthurerstr. 190
      City: Zurich
      Postal_Code: CH-8057
      Country: Switzerland
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Biosphere
   Term: Vegetation
   Variable_Level_1: Vegetation Cover
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Periglacial Processes
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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: Periglacial Processes
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Rock Glaciers
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Keyword: GIS
Keyword: Hydrology
Keyword: Mapping
Keyword: Remote Sensing
Keyword: Rock Glaciers
Keyword: Topographic Survey
Keyword: Vegetation
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1995-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1995-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 46.117
   Northernmost_Latitude: 46.233
   Westernmost_Longitude: 7.15
   Easternmost_Longitude: 8.117
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: WESTERN EUROPE
   Location_Subregion2: SWITZERLAND
   Detailed_Location: FLETSCHHORN AREA, VALAIS, SOUTHERN SWISS ALPS
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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: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Summary

   This data set contains a total amount of 74 rock glaciers which were 
   investigated in the Fletschhorn Area in the southern Swiss Alps during the 
   summer of 1995. The thorough investigation included analysis of infrared air 
   photographs; mapping of the rock glaciers; measurement of their aspect, slope 
   and size; measurements of the water temperature of sources in the vicinity or 
   at the snout of the rock glaciers; and analysis of the vegetation cover on the 
   rock glaciers (species, coverage). The analysis of the above mentioned 
   parameters revealed that 32 of the investigated rock glaciers are active, 21 
   show signs of inactivity (either due to decreasing ice content or due to 
   dynamic stability), 27 are to be considered as fossil objects. The following 
   parameters were measured and are included in the described data set-- location 
   (longitude and latitude), elevation of the front [m asl], length [m], width 
   [m], aspect, activity (active, inactive or fossil),  source temperatures [C], 
   and vegetation cover (covered, sporadic or none). These data are presented on 
   the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998. Additional measurements (not included 
   in the data set on the CD)-- Rock glacier type; Lithology; Analysis of the 
   vegetations' composition (species, coverage in %); Special remarks.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 1998-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-08-29
DIF_Revision_History: added creator/publisher info