Entry_ID: GGD289
Entry_Title: Rock glacier inventory, Hautes Alpes Calcaires, Switzerland
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Marcia
   Last_Name: Phillips
   Email: phillips@slf.ch
   Phone: 41 81 417 0218 
   Fax:  41 81 417 0110 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research
      Address: Fl├╝elastrasse 11
      City: Davos Dorf
      Postal_Code: CH-7260
      Country: Switzerland
   End_Group
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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: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow/Ice Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Rock Glaciers
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Keyword: Mapping
Keyword: Rock Glaciers
Keyword: Snow
Keyword: Soil Temperature
Keyword: Thermal Properties
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1992-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1997-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 46.133
   Northernmost_Latitude: 46.417
   Westernmost_Longitude: 7.033
   Easternmost_Longitude: 7.6
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: WESTERN EUROPE
   Location_Subregion2: SWITZERLAND
   Detailed_Location: MORCLES AND CHAVALARD RANGE, DIABLERETS RANGE, WILDHORN
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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

   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.

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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