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Description of Data Files
Rock glaciers, Chilean Altiplano
- Location: Chilean Altiplano, Chile
- Time Range: Inventory of rock glacier data, no date given
- File: chilerg.dat
- Columns: Inventory no., elevation of the front [m ASL], length [m], width [m], mean orien
tation, longitude [W], latitude [S], rock glacier type, activity
- File: chilecrt.gif
- Comments: Gif image of a chart of estimated Chilean rock glacier activity. For users with access to a PostScript printer or viewer, a file (chilecrt.ps) of this format is available.
This active rock glacier (EN 10 of the inventory) at 29°S in the Encierro-valley must be younger than 2600 yr BP - as the cirques were filled with ice at that time. The rock glacier is active, the inclination of the front is > 35°.