Geocryogenic Landforms and Processes on Marian Island, Southern Indian Ocean

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD484

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Jan Boelhouwers and Steve Holness
Publication Date: 20030605
Title: Geocryogenic Landforms and Processes on Marian Island, Southern Indian Ocean
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd484.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19960501
Ending Date: 20050630

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 37.7306°
East Bounding Coordinate: 38.05°
North Bounding Coordinate: -46.8194°
South Bounding Coordinate: -47.1306°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Agriculture Soils Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Diurnal Freeze/thaw
Theme Keyword: Meteorology
Theme Keyword: Slope Processes
Theme Keyword: Soil Temperature

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Ocean Indian Ocean Marian Island, southern Indian Ocean, west of Kerguelen Island
Place Keyword: Ocean Southern Ocean Marian Island, southern Indian Ocean, west of Kerguelen Island

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Steve Holness
Contact Organization: University of the Western Cape, Department of Earth Sciences

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • Private Bag X17
City: Bellville
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: 7535
Country: South Africa

Contact Voice Telephone: 27 21 9592135
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 27 21 9592438
Contact Electronic Mail Address: steve@artso.uwc.ac.za

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Distribution Information:

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:

GGD484

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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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120919

Metadata Review Date:

20120919

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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