Rock glacier inventory, Hautes Alpes Calcaires, Switzerland

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Dataset Identifier:

GGD289

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Phillips, M
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Rock glacier inventory, Hautes Alpes Calcaires, Switzerland
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd289.html

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Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

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Citation Information:

Originator: Phillips, M
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Rock glacier inventory, Hautes Alpes Calcaires, Switzerland
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd289_rockglac_switzer/index.html

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Beginning Date: 19920101
Ending Date: 19971231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

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Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 7.033°
East Bounding Coordinate: 7.6°
North Bounding Coordinate: 46.417°
South Bounding Coordinate: 46.133°

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature

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Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Mapping
Theme Keyword: Rock Glaciers
Theme Keyword: Snow
Theme Keyword: Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: Thermal Properties

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Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Western Europe Switzerland Morcles and Chavalard Range, Diablerets Range, Wildhorn

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Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Marcia Phillips
Contact Organization: Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • Flüelastrasse 11
City: Davos Dorf
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: CH-7260
Country: Switzerland

Contact Voice Telephone: 41 81 417 0218
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 41 81 417 0110
Contact Electronic Mail Address: phillips@slf.ch

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Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

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  • 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

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GGD289

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120829

Metadata Review Date:

20120829

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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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