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Rock glacier inventory, Printse Valley, Valais, Switzerland

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Entry ID

GGD291

Summary

The Printse Valley is a 16-km-long north-orientated basin. The south-part (summits at 300 m asl) is glacierized. The intermediate sector, more continental, is very rich in rock glaciers. We have inventoried 46 rock glaciers. A second sector is the south-orientated basin of Louvie, in which we have inventoried 25 rock glaciers. For each rock glacier a file exists with different characteristics like 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 in the Tortin zone (see maps). Data collected during 1992 and 1997. These data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 46.167°     S: 46.033°     E: 7.367°     W: 7.267°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Reynard, E. and S.Morand
Dataset Title: Rock glacier inventory, Printse Valley, Valais, 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/ggd291.html

Temporal Coverage

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

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT EUROPE WESTERN EUROPE SWITZERLAND PRINTSE VALLEY AND LOUVIE BASIN, PENNINIC ALPS, VALAIS, SWITZERLAND

Science Keywords

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

Ancillary Keywords

  • BTS Measurements
  • Field Investigations
  • Rock Glaciers
  • 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

Emmanuel Reynard
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 41 21 6923076
Fax: 41 21 6923075
Email: Emmanuel.Reynard@igul.unil.ch
Contact Address:

  • University of Lausanne
  • Institute of Geography
  • BFSH 2

City: Lausanne
Postal Code: CH-1015
Country: Switzerland

Sonia Morand
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 41 26 3009010
Fax: 41 26 3009746
Contact Address:

  • University of Fribourg
  • Institute of Geography

City: Fribourg
Postal Code: CH-1700
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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