Entry_ID: GGD292
Entry_Title: Rock glaciers, Prealps, Vaud, Switzerland
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Philippe
   Last_Name: Schoeneich
   Email: philippe.schoeneich@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: Laurent
   Last_Name: Wenker
   Email: Laurent.Wenker@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: Christophe
   Last_Name: Lambiel
   Email: christophe.lambiel@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: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Periglacial Processes
   Detailed_Variable: Paleo-Permafrost
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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: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Periglacial Processes
   Detailed_Variable: Paleo-Permafrost
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Rock Glaciers
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Paleoclimate
   Term: Land Records
   Variable_Level_1: Glaciation
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Keyword: Mapping
Keyword: Paleoclimate
Keyword: Paleo-permafrost
Keyword: Rock Glaciers
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1990-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1995-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 46.3
   Northernmost_Latitude: 46.467
   Westernmost_Longitude: 7
   Easternmost_Longitude: 7.217
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: WESTERN EUROPE
   Location_Subregion2: SWITZERLAND
   Detailed_Location: PIERREUSE, ETIVAZ, HONGRIN AND ORMONTS VALLEYS, PREALPS,VAUD, 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: 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)

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Group: 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.

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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