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Rock glaciers, Upper Engadin, Switzerland

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD288

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Hoelzle, M
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Rock glaciers, Upper Engadin, Switzerland
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd288.html

Description:

Abstract:

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 The data are described in Hoelzle (1989, unpublished).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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

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Citation Information:

Originator: Hoelzle, M
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Rock glaciers, Upper Engadin, Switzerland
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd288_rockglac_switzer/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19880701
Ending Date: 19880731

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 9.733°
East Bounding Coordinate: 9.967°
North Bounding Coordinate: 46.55°
South Bounding Coordinate: 46.367°

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 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: 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 Western Europe Switzerland Upper Engadin, Eastern Swiss Alps

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Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Martin Hoelzle
Contact Organization: University of Zurich, Department of Geography, Physical Geography Division

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • Winterthurerstr. 190
City: Zurich
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: CH-8057
Country: Switzerland

Contact Voice Telephone: 41 1 635 5139
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 41 4 635 6848
Contact Electronic Mail Address: hoelzle@geo.unizh.ch

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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:

GGD288

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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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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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