Rock glacier inventory, Hautes Alpes Calcaires, Switzerland

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Entry ID

GGD289

Summary

The Hautes Alpes Calcaires is a limestone range in the northern part of the Rhone Valley (Switzerland). It is characterized by a transitional climate between the wet Prealpes (precipitations = 1500 mm per year at 1000 m asl) and the central part of Valais (750 mm per year at 1000 m asl) and a contrasted morphology, with high limestone cliffs alternating with schists. For each rock glacier a file exists with different characteristics such as orientation, width, length, elevation of the spring and the front, type of form, type of material, activity, lithology, etc. Measurements of spring temperatures and BTS (Bottom temperature under snow cover) exist for some rock glaciers, especially for the Cabane des Diablerets Rock Glacier, on which several temperature measurements (under the snow cover (BTS) and in the soil (mini-loggers)) and snow profiles have been carried out. A modelled map of the permafrost distribution has also been prepared for this sector (see map). The inventory is not complete. Data provided on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998, are for Morcles and Chavalard Range, Diablerets Range, Wildhorn Range. Data collected during 1992 and 1997.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 46.417°     S: 46.133°     E: 7.6°     W: 7.033°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Phillips, M
Dataset Title: Rock glacier inventory, Hautes Alpes Calcaires, 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/ggd289.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1992-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT EUROPE WESTERN EUROPE SWITZERLAND MORCLES AND CHAVALARD RANGE, DIABLERETS RANGE, WILDHORN

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Mapping
  • Rock Glaciers
  • Snow
  • Soil Temperature
  • Thermal Properties

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Frozen Ground Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: FGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Marcia Phillips
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 41 81 417 0218
Fax: 41 81 417 0110
Email: phillips@slf.ch
Contact Address:

  • Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research
  • Flüelastrasse 11

City: Davos Dorf
Postal Code: CH-7260
Country: Switzerland

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-29

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