Geocryogenic Landforms and Processes on Marian Island, Southern Indian Ocean

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Entry ID

GGD484

Summary

This study assessed the environmental controls, active processes, and resulting landforms of geomorphological phenomena on Marian Island that have a high paleoclimatic indicator value as relict landforms in southern African mountain regions. The data set includes determination of temperature and moisture conditions during cold phases of the Pleistocene. Parameters include soil temperature (at +10 cm, -1 cm, -5 cm, -10 cm, -20 cm and -40 cm at one hour intervals) and sediment movement at four sites. This data set is at risk of being lost.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -46.8194°     S: -47.1306°     E: 38.05°     W: 37.7306°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Jan Boelhouwers and Steve Holness
Dataset Title: Geocryogenic Landforms and Processes on Marian Island, Southern Indian Ocean
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-05
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd484.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1996-05-01
Stop Date: 2005-06-30

Location Keywords

  • OCEAN INDIAN OCEAN MARIAN ISLAND, SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, WEST OF KERGUELEN ISLAND
  • OCEAN SOUTHERN OCEAN MARIAN ISLAND, SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, WEST OF KERGUELEN ISLAND

Science Keywords

  • Agriculture Soils Soil Temperature
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Diurnal Freeze/thaw
  • Meteorology
  • Slope Processes
  • Soil Temperature

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 Format: Microsoft Excel

Personnel

Steve Holness
Role: DATA AUTHOR
Phone: 27 21 9592135
Fax: 27 21 9592438
Email: steve@artso.uwc.ac.za
Contact Address:

  • University of the Western Cape
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • Private Bag X17

City: Bellville
Postal Code: 7535
Country: South Africa

Jan Boelhouwers
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 46 18 4712524
Fax: 46 18 555920
Email: jan.boelhouwers@natgeog.uu.se
Contact Address:

  • Uppsala University
  • Physical Geography, Department of Earth Sciences
  • VillavŠgen 16

City: Uppsala
Postal Code: 7535
Country: Sweden

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-19

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ISO HTML

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