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Rock glaciers on South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula
Entry ID: GGD279

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Abstract: In the South Shetland Islands the investigators found eight active rock glaciers, no relict or fossil examples, and seven protalus ramparts. The rock glaciers are located on peninsulas and capes of the two main islands of the archipelago: King George and Livingston. The South Shetland Islands have a cold oceanic climate, characteristic of the maritime Antarctica, with frequent summer rains and ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -61.98   S: -63.67   E: -57.67   W: -62.75

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Serrano, E., J. Lopez-Martinez, J.M.G. Casado, J.J. Duran, E. Martinez de Pison, and P. Nicolos
Dataset Title: Rock glaciers on South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula
Dataset Series Name: GGD279
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: 1994-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31
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Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 34 42 201776
Fax: 34 42 201783
Email: serranoe at
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Universidad de Cantabria
Programa Nacional de Investigacion en la Antartida
Av. de Los Castros s/n.
City: Santander
Postal Code: 30012
Country: Spain
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BARSCH, D.1996. Rochglaciers. Indicators for the present and former geoecology in high mountain environments. Springer Verlag, Berlin. 331 p. BARSCH, D., BLUEMEL, W.D., FLUEGEL, W.A., MAUSBACHER, R., STAEBLEIN, G., ZICK, W.1985. Untersuchungen zum Periglazial auf der Koenig George-Insel, Suedshetlandinseln, Antarktika. Ber Polarforsch, 24:75. BIRKENMAJER, K.1981. Lichenometric dating of raised ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-05-01