Rock glaciers, Fletschhorn Area, Valais, Switzerland

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Rock glaciers, Fletschhorn Area, Valais, Switzerland

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Individual Name: Regula Frauenfelder
Organization Name: University of Zurich
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Contact Voice Telephone: 41 1 635 5139

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Delivery Point: Winterthurerstr. 190
City: Zurich
Postal Code: CH-8057
Country: Switzerland
Email: rfelder@geo.unizh.ch

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2014-09-16

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ISO 19115:2003

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http://nsidc.org/data/ggd287.html

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Citation Information:

Title: Rock glaciers, Fletschhorn Area, Valais, Switzerland
Date:
Date: 1998
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Edition Date: 1998-01-01
Identifier: GGD287
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Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

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Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

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City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
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Abstract:

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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Scientific Research

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Frauenfelder, R. 1998. Rock glaciers, Fletschhorn Area, Valais, Switzerland. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Regula Frauenfelder
Organization Name: University of Zurich
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Contact Voice Telephone: 41 1 635 5139

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Delivery Point: Winterthurerstr. 190
City: Zurich
Postal Code: CH-8057
Country: Switzerland
Email: rfelder@geo.unizh.ch

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Individual Name: Regula Frauenfelder
Organization Name: University of Zurich
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Contact Voice Telephone: 41 1 635 5139

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Delivery Point: Winterthurerstr. 190
City: Zurich
Postal Code: CH-8057
Country: Switzerland
Email: rfelder@geo.unizh.ch

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Keyword: Continent > Europe > Western Europe > Switzerland > Fletschhorn area, Valais, southern Swiss Alps
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Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
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Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Vegetation Cover
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Periglacial Processes
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Rock Glaciers
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Periglacial Processes
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Keyword: GIS
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Keyword: Mapping
Keyword: Remote Sensing
Keyword: Rock Glaciers
Keyword: Topographic Survey
Keyword: Vegetation
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Westbound Longitude: 7.15
Eastbound Longitude: 8.117
Southbound Latitude: 46.117
Northbound Latitude: 46.233

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Time Period:

Begin Position: 19950101
End Position: 19951231

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Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

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