Rock glaciers, Fletschhorn Area, Valais, Switzerland, Version 1

Metadata Updated: May 2, 2019

This data set contains a total amount of 74 rock glaciers which were investigated in the Fletschhorn Area in the southern Swiss Alps during the summer of 1995. The thorough investigation included analysis of infrared air photographs; mapping of the rock glaciers; measurement of their aspect, slope and size; measurements of the water temperature of sources in the vicinity or at the snout of the rock glaciers; and analysis of the vegetation cover on the rock glaciers (species, coverage). The analysis of the above mentioned parameters revealed that 32 of the investigated rock glaciers are active, 21 show signs of inactivity (either due to decreasing ice content or due to dynamic stability), 27 are to be considered as fossil objects. The following parameters were measured and are included in the described data set-- location (longitude and latitude), elevation of the front [m asl], length [m], width [m], aspect, activity (active, inactive or fossil), source temperatures [C], and vegetation cover (covered, sporadic or none). These data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998. Additional measurements (not included in the data set on the CD)-- Rock glacier type; Lithology; Analysis of the vegetations' composition (species, coverage in %); Special remarks.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019
Publisher NSIDC
Unique Identifier C1386206699-NSIDCV0
Regula Frauenfelder
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Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Rock glaciers, Fletschhorn Area, Valais, Switzerland, Version 1. Version 1. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Datagov Dedupe Retained 20190501230127
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 1995-01-01
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Language en-US
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 1995-12-31
Program Code 026:001
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Spatial 7.15 46.117 8.117 46.233
Temporal 1995-01-01T00:00:00Z/1995-12-31T23:59:59Z
Category geospatial

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