Entry_ID: GGD291
Entry_Title: Rock glacier inventory, Printse Valley, Valais, Switzerland
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Emmanuel
   Last_Name: Reynard
   Email: Emmanuel.Reynard@igul.unil.ch
   Phone: 41 21 6923076 
   Fax:  41 21 6923075 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Lausanne
      Address: Institute of Geography
      Address: BFSH 2
      City: Lausanne
      Postal_Code: CH-1015
      Country: Switzerland
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Sonia
   Last_Name: Morand
   Phone: 41 26 3009010 
   Fax:  41 26 3009746 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Fribourg
      Address: Institute of Geography
      City: Fribourg
      Postal_Code: CH-1700
      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: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow/Ice Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Rock Glaciers
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Keyword: BTS Measurements
Keyword: Field Investigations
Keyword: Rock Glaciers
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: 46.033
   Northernmost_Latitude: 46.167
   Westernmost_Longitude: 7.267
   Easternmost_Longitude: 7.367
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: WESTERN EUROPE
   Location_Subregion2: SWITZERLAND
   Detailed_Location: PRINTSE VALLEY AND LOUVIE BASIN, PENNINIC ALPS, VALAIS, SWITZERLAND
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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 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.

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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