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Rock glacier inventory, Printse Valley, Valais, Switzerland, Version 1

The Printse Valley is a 16-km-long north-orientated basin. The south-part (summits at 300 m asl) is glacierized. The intermediate sector, more continental, is very rich in rock glaciers. We have inventoried 46 rock glaciers. A second sector is the south-orientated basin of Louvie, in which we have inventoried 25 rock glaciers. For each rock glacier a file exists with different characteristics like orientation, width, length, elevation of the spring and the front, type of form, type of material, activity, lithology, etc. Measurements of spring temperatures and BTS (Bottom temperature under snow cover) exist for some rock glaciers, especially in the Tortin zone (see maps). Data collected during 1992 and 1997. These data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 46.167, S: 46.033, E: 7.367, W: 7.267

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1992 to 31 December 1997
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Frozen Ground > Rock Glaciers
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Temperature
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Emmanuel Reynard, Sonia Morand

Data Citation

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Reynard, E. and S.Morand 1998. Rock glacier inventory, Printse Valley, Valais, Switzerland, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].