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Rock glaciers, Zailiysiky Range, Kungei Ranges, Tienshan, Kazakhstan

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD501

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Gorbunov, A., E. Seversky, S. Titkov, S. Marchenko, and M. Popov
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Rock glaciers, Zailiysiky Range, Kungei Ranges, Tienshan, Kazakhstan
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd501.html

Description:

Abstract:

The Zailiyskiy Alatau is the northernmost parallel latitudinal ranges of the Northern Tien Shan. The highest point of this range is the Talgar peak (4973 m a.s.l.). The central part of the range is strongly glaciated; 380 glaciers of total area about 510 sq. km occur here. There are 504 rock glaciers in the Zailiyskiy Alatau Range. On the morphological signs, 429 of this amount of total area 49.77 sq. km are considered to be active. The best studied rock glaciers are concentrated in the central part of the northern slope of the Zailiyskiy Alatau in basins of the Bolshaya (Big) and Malaya (Small) Almatinka rivers. The investigations of rock glaciers of the Northern Tien Shan started in 1923 by geodetic observations of Russian glaciologist N.N.Palgov near the front of the Gorodetsky rock glacier (Zailiyskiy Alatau). The observations were repeated in 1946, 1960, 1977 and 1994 using the theodolite 2T2 of 1'' accuracy. (Gorbunov et al., 1994). The following parameters of each rock glacier were measured. Location (river basin, geographic extent); Type (morainic/lobate); Activity (active/inactive); Size (length, width), m; Area, sq. km; Orientation; Elevation of the source, m a.s.l.; Elevation of the front, m a.s.l. Since 1975, the investigations of rock glaciers of the Northern Tien Shan are carrying out by the Kazakhstan Alpine Permafrost Laboratory. In order to determine regularities in the distribution of rock glaciers, an inventory using aerial photographs and maps of 1 to 100 000 scale was carried out (Gorbunov, 1979, Titkov, 1988). These data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

Purpose: scientific research

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Citation Information:

Originator: Gorbunov, A., E. Seversky, S. Titkov, S. Marchenko, and M. Popov
Publication Date: 19980101
Title: Rock glaciers, Zailiysiky Range, Kungei Ranges, Tienshan, Kazakhstan
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd501_rockglac_kazakh/index.html

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Beginning Date: 19230101
Ending Date: 19941231

Currentness Reference: publication date

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Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

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West Bounding Coordinate: 76°
East Bounding Coordinate: 77.083°
North Bounding Coordinate: 43.25°
South Bounding Coordinate: 42.917°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Remote Sensing
Theme Keyword: Rock Glaciers

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Southcentral Asia Kazakhstan Bolshaya and Malaya Almatinka Rivers, Zailiyskiy Alatau Range, Northern Tienshan

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Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Aldar P. Gorbunov
Contact Organization: Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Kazakhstan Alpine Permafrost Laboratory of Geocryology

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • PO Box 138
City: Almaty
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: 480091
Country: Kazakhstan

Contact Voice Telephone: Unknown
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 7 3272 618102
Contact Electronic Mail Address: ingeo@kazmail.asdc.kz

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

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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:

GGD501

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120830

Metadata Review Date:

20120830

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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