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Rock glaciers, Prealps, Vaud, Switzerland

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Entry ID

GGD292

Summary

The investigated area forms part of the western lobe of the Prealps (Swiss Prealps). The 25 identified fossil rock glaciers are found mainly in the Prealpes medianes rigides Nappe and the Niesen Nappe, at altitudes of 1500 to 2100 m. They represent at least three generations of fossil periglacial forms of late-glacial age (older than Balling), at about 1200, 950, and 700 m below today's permafrost boundary, respectively. These fossil features are related to glacial stages and form part of a detailed late-glacial morphostratigraphy. Information stored in a file includes: orientation, elevation of the source and the front, area, type of form, type of material, lithology, generation. These data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD- ROM, June 1998.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 46.467°     S: 46.3°     E: 7.217°     W: 7°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Schoeneich, P., C. Lambiel, and L .Wenker
Dataset Title: Rock glaciers, Prealps, Vaud, 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/ggd292.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT EUROPE WESTERN EUROPE SWITZERLAND PIERREUSE, ETIVAZ, HONGRIN AND ORMONTS VALLEYS, PREALPS,VAUD, SWITZERLAND

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes Paleo-Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes Paleo-Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
  • Paleoclimate Land Records Glaciation

Ancillary Keywords

  • Mapping
  • Paleoclimate
  • Paleo-permafrost
  • Rock Glaciers

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

Philippe Schoeneich
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 41 21 6923076
Fax: 41 21 6923075
Email: philippe.schoeneich@igul.unil.ch
Contact Address:

  • University of Lausanne
  • Institute of Geography
  • BFSH 2

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

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

  • University of Lausanne
  • Institute of Geography
  • BFSH 2

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

Christophe Lambiel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 41 21 6923076
Fax: 41 21 6923075
Email: christophe.lambiel@unil.ch
Contact Address:

  • University of Lausanne
  • Institute of Geography
  • BFSH 2

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

Reference

SCHOENEICH Philippe (1992). Glaciers rocheux fossiles dans les Prealpes vaudoises. Bulletin de la Societe vaudoise de Sciences naturelles, 82.1, p. 35-55 + Bulletin de geologie Lausanne, ni; 318 (= Fossil rock-glaciers in the Prealpes vaudoises) SCHOENEICH Philippe (1997). Le retrait glaciaire dans les vallees des Ormonts, de l'Hongrin et de l'Etivaz (Prealpes vaudoises). Travaux et recherches ni; 14, Institut de Geographie, Universite de Lausanne, 483 p. (= The deglaciation in the Ormonts, Hongrin and Etivaz valleys)

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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