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GGD274

Rock glacier Macun 1, Lower Engadin, Switzerland, Version 1

The rock glacier 'Macun 1' is located in the Lower Engadine, Grisons, Swiss Alps and reaches from about 2720 m asl down to 2610 m asl. It has been surveyed by Dietrich Barsch and his co-operators from 1965 until 1997. The results of these measurements are displayed in tables within publications. The investigators intend to continue the survey in intervals of at least every three years. The horizontal displacement, which was rather constant between 1967 and 1988, has increased remarkably in the last years (Zick 1996). These data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

Geographic Coverage

Parameter(s):
  • Frozen Ground > Rock Glaciers
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 46.728, S: 46.728, E: 10.139, W: 10.139

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1965 to 31 December 1997
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): W. Zick, Dietrich Barsch, Lorenz King
Data Citation

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Barsch, D. and L. King 1998. Rock glacier Macun 1, Lower Engadin, Switzerland, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].

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This data set was first published on the 1998 CAPS CD.
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The rockglacier "Macun 1" is located in the Lower Engadine, Grisons, Swiss Alps and reaches from about 2720 m a.s.l. down to 2610 m a.s.l. (Figure). It has been surveyed by Dietrich Barsch and his co-operators from 1965 until 1997. The results of these measurements are displayed in the Tables. It is intended to continue the survey in intervals of at least every three years. The horizontal displacement, which was rather constant between 1967 and 1988, has increased remarkably in the last years (cf. Zick, 1996).

location: Val Zeznina, Lower Engadine, Grisons, Swiss Alps
type: lobate
active
size: l=500m, w=300/350m
square: 0,2 sqkm
orientation: NNW
elevation of source (m a.l.s.): max. 3050m
elevation of front (m a.l.s.): 2610m

Detailed Data Description

Rock Glacier Macun 1, Lower Engadin Detailed, repeated elevation and movement measurement

Note: The two data files below contain references to the areas (in Roman numerals) within the map of the Macun glacier (below) included with this data set. Please reference the map when viewing the data.

  • Location: Macun rock glacier, Lower Engadine, Grisons, Swiss Alps, Switzerland
  • Time Period: 1965-1997
  • File: chmcelv.dat
  • Comments: Mean changes of altitudes for selected areas
  • File: chmcmov.dat
  • Comments: Mean velocities (position) of different rock glacier areas

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Spatial Coverage

Study location

Macun rock glacier, Lower Engadine, Grisons, Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Geographic extent

coordinates:
longitude 10 deg. 08 min. 20 sec. E
latitude 46 deg. 43 min. 40 sec. N

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Temporal Coverage

Period of investigation

Elevation and movement measurements 1965-1997

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References and Related Publications

Contacts and Acknowledgments

Barsch D.
Zick W.
King L.
et al.

Document Information

Please cite these data as follows:

Barsch D, Zick W., King L., et al.1998.Macun Rock Glacier, Lower Engadin, Swiss Alps. In: International Permafrost Association, Data and Information Working Group, comp. Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS), version 1.0. CD-ROM available from National Snow and Ice Data Center, nsidc@kryos.colorado.edu. Boulder, Colorado: NSIDC, University of Colorado at Boulder.

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