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Rock glaciers, Zailiysiky Range, Kungei Ranges, Tienshan, Kazakhstan
Entry ID: GGD501

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Abstract: The Zailiyskiy Alatau is the northernmost parallel latitudinal ranges of the Northern Tien Shan. The highest point of this range is the Talgar peak (4973 m a.s.l.). The central part of the range is strongly glaciated; 380 glaciers of total area about 510 sq. km occur here. There are 504 rock glaciers in the Zailiyskiy Alatau Range. On the morphological signs, 429 of this amount of total area 49.77 ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 43.25   S: 42.92   E: 77.08   W: 76.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gorbunov, A., E. Seversky, S. Titkov, S. Marchenko, and M. Popov
Dataset Title: Rock glaciers, Zailiysiky Range, Kungei Ranges, Tienshan, Kazakhstan
Dataset Series Name: GGD501
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: 1923-01-01
Stop Date: 1994-12-31
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
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City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Fax: 7 3272 618102
Email: ingeo at
Contact Address:
Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch
Kazakhstan Alpine Permafrost Laboratory of Geocryology
PO Box 138
City: Almaty
Postal Code: 480091
Country: Kazakhstan
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Gorbunov,A.P. (1979). Rock glaciers of the Zailiyskiy Alatau Range. In 'Cryogenic Processes of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia'. Institute of Geocryology, Yakutsk, p. 5-34 (in Russian). Gorbunov, A.P., Seversky, E.V., Titkov, S.N. (1994). Geocryological research in the eastern part of the Northern Tien Shan. - Annual report of Kazakhstan Alpine Permafrost Laboratory. Institute of Geocryology, Yakutsk, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-05-01