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Active layer and borehole temperatures from La Foppa rock glaciers, Val Vallaccia, Central Italian Alps
Entry ID: GGD294

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Abstract: The La Foppa site is a glacial cirque located in the upper part of the Val Vallaccia, near Livigno, in the Italian Central Alps. The La Foppa cirque is characterized by five rock glaciers, of which four are active and one is of uncertain activity or is inactive. These rock glaciers, especially the two largest, named La Foppa I and La Foppa II, have been the subject of geophysical investigations ... View entire text
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  N: 46.5   S: 46.5   E: 10.0   W: 10.0

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Dataset Title: Active layer and borehole temperatures from La Foppa rock glaciers, Val Vallaccia, Central Italian Alps
Dataset Series Name: GGD294
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-18
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-01-01
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Phone: +39 (0) 332 421 412
Fax: +39 (0) 332 421 330
Email: mauro.guglielmin at
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Insubria University
Via G. Matteotti 22
City: Lissone
Postal Code: 20035
Country: Italy
Calderoni, G., Guglielmin, M., Lozej, A., Tellini, C. 1993. Researches on rock glaciers in the Italian Central Alps (Valtellina, Sondrio, Italia). International Conference on Permafrost, VI, Beijing. Proceedings, vol. 1, p. 72-77. Cannone, N., Guglielmi, M, Smiraglia, C. (1995): Rapporti tra vegetazione e permafrost discontinuo in ambiente alpino. Val Vallaccia (Livigno, Sondrio). Rivista ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18