Rock glaciers, Lombardy, Italy
Entry ID: GGD22

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Summary
Abstract: Lombardia is one of the administrative regions into which Italy is divided. The more eastern part of Italian sector of the Lepontine Alps and a large part of the Rhaetian Alps are located in this region.. The highest point is Bernina peak (4052 m asl). There are 305 glaciers, and the total glaciated area is about 113 sq km. The glaciers are more widespread in the northeastern part of the region (Ortles-Cevedale Group). In this region, 498 rock glaciers have been identified and classified according their degree of morphological activity-- 92 active (18%); 94 doubtful (19%); 27 complex (5%); and 285 inactive (58%). After the first work was carried out in the mid-1920s, this rock glacier inventory began at the end of 1987. This inventory was carried out by the analysis of color aerial photographs at 1-to-20.000 scale. In addition, for approximately 10% of the land forms, a geomorphological survey in the field was performed. Data are presented in the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.
Geographic Coverage
 N: 46.5 S: 45.833  E: 10.5  W: 9.3

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Guglielmin, M., C. Smiraglia, N. Cannone, and C. Tellini
Dataset Title: Rock glaciers, Lombardy, Italy
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd22.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > ITALY > ITALIAN CENTRAL ALPS (LOMBARDIA, NORTHERN VALTELLINA)


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >ACTIVE LAYER    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >ROCK GLACIERS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >ACTIVE LAYER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >ROCK GLACIERS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Keywords
Active Layer
BTS Measurements
Geophysics
Meteorology
Permafrost Properties
Rock Glaciers
Soil Properties
Thermal Properties


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Frozen Ground Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC FGDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Personnel
MAURO GUGLIELMIN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +39 (0) 332 421 412
Fax: +39 (0) 332 421 330
Email: mauro.guglielmin at uninsubria.it
Contact Address:
Insubria University
Via G. Matteotti 22
City: Lissone
Postal Code: 20035
Country: Italy


NICOLETTA CANNONE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 39 382 504311
Fax: 39 382 34240
Email: cannone.guglielmin at galactica.it
Contact Address:
Universite di Pavia
Dipartimento di Ecologia del Territorio
Via Sant'Epifanio, 14
City: Pavia
Postal Code: 27100
Country: Italy


CLAUDIO SMIRAGLIA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 39 2 23698253
Fax: 39 2 70638261
Contact Address:
Universite di Milano
Dipartimento di Geologia
Via Mangiagalli, 34
City: Milano
Postal Code: 20100
Country: Italy


CLAUDIO TELLINI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 39 -521-905317
Fax: 39-521-905305
Contact Address:
Dipartimento di Geologia, Paleontologia e Geografia
viale delle Scienze, 78
City: Parma
Postal Code: 43100
Country: Italy



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-31

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