Entry_ID: GGD610
Entry_Title: Inventory of Rock Glaciers along the Ghunsa Valley, Kanchanjunga Himal, Eastern Nepal
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Mamoru
   Last_Name: Ishikawa
   Email: mishi@ees.hokudai.ac.jp
   Phone: 1 045 778-5700 
   Fax: 1 045  778-5704 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change
      Address: Hokkaido University
      Address: 3173-25 Showamachi
      City: Hokkaido
      Country: Japan
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Rock Glaciers
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Rock Glaciers
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Keyword: Rock Glacier
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1998-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1999-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 27.667
   Northernmost_Latitude: 27.833
   Westernmost_Longitude: 87.833
   Easternmost_Longitude: 88.167
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ASIA
   Location_Subregion1: SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA
   Location_Subregion2: NEPAL
   Detailed_Location: GHUNSA VALLEY, KANCHANJUNGA HIMAL, EASTERN NEPAL
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: FGDC > Frozen Ground Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: FGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2002-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-08-30
DIF_Revision_History: added creator / pub info