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Ishikawa, M. 2002. Inventory of Rock Glaciers along the Ghunsa Valley, Kanchanjunga Himal, Eastern Nepal. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital Media.
|Data format||Tab-delimited ASCII file|
|Spatial coverage||Ghunsa valley, Kanchanjunga Himal, eastern Nepal|
|Temporal coverage||1998 - 1999|
|File naming convention||ggd610_nepal_rock_glac.txt|
|File size||2 KB|
|Parameter(s)||latitude, longitude, elevation, internal structure|
|Procedures for obtaining data||data are available via ftp|
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The data are provided in a tab-delimited ASCII file, named ggd610_nepal_rock_glac.txt.
File headers in the file include:
Inventory NoUnique identifying number for each glacier
N North longitude in deg, min, sec
E East latitude in deg, min, sec
Altitude (mASL) Altitude in meters above sea level
Geographic type of rock glacier Talus-derived, or Glacier-derived
Known Internal structure Ice-cemented or Ice-cored
Inventory No N E Altitude(mASL) Geographic type of rock glacier Known Internal structure KR04 27 47 12 88 08 10 5300 Talus-derived rock glacier Ice-cemented rock glacier
The ASCII file is 2 KB.
Data were collected at 24 rock glaciers in the Ghunsa valley, Kanchanjunga Himal, eastern Nepal (87° 57' 38" N, 49° 40' E to 88° 08' 01" N, 56° 40' E). Glaciers are numbered KR01 through KR24, but are not named.
Data were collected between 1998 and 1999. Measurements at the glaciers were taken in October and November 1999.
This data set consists of latitude, longitude, elevation, and internal structure data for rock glaciers.
This data set is related to Air Temperatures at High Altitude, Kanchanjunga Himal, Eastern Nepal
24 February 2003