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

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Dataset Identifier:

GGD610

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Ishikawa, M
Publication Date: 20020101
Title: Inventory of Rock Glaciers along the Ghunsa Valley, Kanchanjunga Himal, Eastern Nepal
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd610.html

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

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Citation Information:

Originator: Ishikawa, M
Publication Date: 20020101
Title: Inventory of Rock Glaciers along the Ghunsa Valley, Kanchanjunga Himal, Eastern Nepal
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/fgdc/ggd610_rockglac_nepal/index.html

Time Period of Content:

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Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19980101
Ending Date: 19991231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

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Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 87.833°
East Bounding Coordinate: 88.167°
North Bounding Coordinate: 27.833°
South Bounding Coordinate: 27.667°

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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:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Rock Glacier

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Southcentral Asia Nepal Ghunsa valley, Kanchanjunga Himal, eastern Nepal

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Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Mamoru Ishikawa
Contact Organization: Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change, Hokkaido University

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Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • 3173-25 Showamachi
City: Hokkaido
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: Unknown
Country: Japan

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 045 778-5700
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 045 778-5704
Contact Electronic Mail Address: mishi@ees.hokudai.ac.jp

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Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
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Country: USA

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Resource Description:

GGD610

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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:

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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