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Rock glacier velocities, Selwyn Mountains, Yukon and NWT, Canada, Version 1

An average of 6 markers were surveyed on each of 15 rock glaciers, once each in 1983 and 1995 using a level (1983) and a theodolite (1995). Measurement error was on the order of 3 percent, however, the greatest variability in observed velocities is explained by the varying locations of the markers on the rock glaciers. Lichen ages were determined by Dyke (1990a), and rock glacier lengths were obtained from 1:50,000 surficial geology maps used to compile the maps in Dyke (1990c-f). Please see the data documentation for further information.

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Temporal Coverage:
  • 1983-01-01 to 1995-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
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Sensor(s): Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 62, S: 61, E: -128, W: -130

Spatial Resolution:
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  • Frozen Ground > Periglacial Processes
  • Frozen Ground > Rock Glaciers
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Valerie Sloan, Valerie Sloan, Larry D. Dyke

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Sloan, V. 1998. Rock glacier velocities, Selwyn Mountains, Yukon and NWT, Canada, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
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