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Rock glaciers, Prealps, Vaud, Switzerland

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD292

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Schoeneich, P., C. Lambiel, and L .Wenker
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Rock glaciers, Prealps, Vaud, Switzerland
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd292.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

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Citation Information:

Originator: Schoeneich, P., C. Lambiel, and L .Wenker
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Rock glaciers, Prealps, Vaud, Switzerland
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd292_rockglac_switzer/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19900101
Ending Date: 19951231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate:
East Bounding Coordinate: 7.217°
North Bounding Coordinate: 46.467°
South Bounding Coordinate: 46.3°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes Paleo-Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes Paleo-Permafrost
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Paleoclimate Land Records Glaciation

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Mapping
Theme Keyword: Paleoclimate
Theme Keyword: Paleo-permafrost
Theme Keyword: Rock Glaciers

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Europe Western Europe Switzerland Pierreuse, Etivaz, Hongrin and Ormonts Valleys, Prealps,Vaud, Switzerland

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Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Philippe Schoeneich
Contact Organization: University of Lausanne, Institute of Geography

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • BFSH 2
City: Lausanne
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: CH-1015
Country: Switzerland

Contact Voice Telephone: 41 21 6923076
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 41 21 6923075
Contact Electronic Mail Address: philippe.schoeneich@igul.unil.ch

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Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

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

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

Resource Description:

GGD292

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

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Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120829

Metadata Review Date:

20120829

Metadata Contact:

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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Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata