Entry_ID: GGD288
Entry_Title: Rock glaciers, Upper Engadin, Switzerland
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Hoelzle, M
   Dataset_Title: Rock glaciers, Upper Engadin, 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/ggd288.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Martin
   Last_Name: Hoelzle
   Email: hoelzle@geo.unizh.ch
   Phone: 41 1 635 5139 
   Fax:  41 4 635 6848 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Zurich
      Address: Department of Geography, Physical Geography Division
      Address: Winterthurerstr. 190
      City: Zurich
      Postal_Code: CH-8057
      Country: Switzerland
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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: Mapping
Keyword: Remote Sensing
Keyword: Rock Glaciers
Keyword: Topographic Survey
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1988-07-01
   Stop_Date: 1988-07-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 46.367
   Northernmost_Latitude: 46.55
   Westernmost_Longitude: 9.733
   Easternmost_Longitude: 9.967
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: WESTERN EUROPE
   Location_Subregion2: SWITZERLAND
   Detailed_Location: UPPER ENGADIN, EASTERN 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
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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Summary

   The investigated region is called Upper Engadin and is situated in the Eastern 
   part of the Swiss Alps. The area is characterized by a high situated valley 
   floor with an average altitude of 1700 m asl. This valley has a very smooth 
   slope in the direction from SW to NE and is characterized by the river Inn and 
   some larger lakes (Lake Sils, Lake Silvaplana, Lake Champfer and Lake St. 
   Moritz). At upper most part the valley breaks sharply down to the valley of 
   the Maira river in the Bergell mountains. There were mapped three categories 
   of rock glaciers. 1) 97 active rock glaciers, 2) 47 inactive rock glaciers and 
   3) 26 fossil or relict rock glaciers. The mapping was performed with infrared 
   aerial photographs taken by the Swiss Federal Office of Cadastral Surveys 
   (Vermessungsdirektion). The scale of the photographs is around 1 to 52000. The 
   data are described in Hoelzle (1989, unpublished). The following parameters of 
   each rock  glacier were measured. Front elevation [m asl], source elevation [m 
   asl], length [m], width [m], front exposition, source exposition, and 
   coordinates [Swiss national system]. These data are presented on 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: 2012-08-29
DIF_Revision_History: added creator/publisher info