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Inventory of Rock Glaciers along the Ghunsa Valley, Kanchanjunga Himal, Eastern Nepal

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Entry ID

GGD610

Summary

This dataset provides information on a number of Nepali rock glaciers distributed above 4250 m ASL along the Ghunsa valley and the Kanchanjunga glacier (originating from the summit of Mt. Kanchanjunga, 8586 m ASL). The rock glaciers were identified on the basis of air photo analysis and were visited in October and November 1999. The longitude, latitude, and elevation of each rock glacier are given. Geographic coordinates were determined using a 1:50,000 topographic map of Nepal. Two categories of rock glaciers are described: glacier-derived and talus-derived rock glaciers. The internal structure of two rock glaciers (KR4 and KR23) were investigated by DC resistivity imaging.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 27.833°     S: 27.667°     E: 88.167°     W: 87.833°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Ishikawa, M
Dataset Title: Inventory of Rock Glaciers along the Ghunsa Valley, Kanchanjunga Himal, Eastern Nepal
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd610.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1998-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ASIA SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA NEPAL GHUNSA VALLEY, KANCHANJUNGA HIMAL, EASTERN NEPAL

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Rock Glaciers

Ancillary Keywords

  • Rock Glacier

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 Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Mamoru Ishikawa
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 045 778-5700
Fax: 1 045 778-5704
Email: mishi@ees.hokudai.ac.jp
Contact Address:

  • Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change
  • Hokkaido University
  • 3173-25 Showamachi

City: Hokkaido
Country: Japan

Reference

Ishikawa, M., T. Watanabe, and N. Nakamura. 2001. Genetic differences of rock glaciers and the discontinuous mountain permafrost zone in Kanchanjunga Himal, Eastern Nepal. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. 12: 243-253.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-30

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