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Rock glaciers, Central Andes, Argentina
Entry ID: GGD280

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Abstract: Primary rock glaciers are fed by avalanche chutes. At the El Salto rock glacier, surveys have been undertaken in order to determine the creep rate. Between 1981 and 1986 temperatures at elevations between 3500 and 3600 m were measured in the active layer to a depth of 1 m with a multipoint temperature recorder (Grant). On the basis of these measurement Buk (1983) determined that the permafrost ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -32.9   S: -32.98   E: -69.25   W: -69.45

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Trombotto, D. and E. Buk
Dataset Title: Rock glaciers, Central Andes, Argentina
Dataset Series Name: GGD280
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 054-61-287029
Fax: 054-061-380370
Email: dtrombi at
Contact Address:
Bajada del Cerro s/n, Cassilla de Correo 330
City: Mendoza
Postal Code: 5500
Country: Argentina
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Barsch, D and Happoldt, H. (1985). Blockgletscherbildung and holozene Hhenstufengliederung in den mendozinischen Anden, Argentinien. Zentralblatt fuer Geologie und Palaeontologie, 1 (11/12): 1625-1632. Barsch, D and King, L. (1989). Origin and geoelectrical resistivity of rockglaciers in semiarid subtropical mountains, Andes of Mendoza, Argentina. Zeitschrift fuer Geomorfologie, N. F., 33 (2): ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-05-01