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Inventory of Rock Glaciers along the Ghunsa Valley, Kanchanjunga Himal, Eastern Nepal
Entry ID: GGD610

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Abstract: This dataset provides information on a number of Nepali rock glaciers distributed above 4250 m ASL along the Ghunsa valley and the Kanchanjunga glacier (originating from the summit of Mt. Kanchanjunga, 8586 m ASL). The rock glaciers were identified on the basis of air photo analysis and were visited in October and November 1999. The longitude, latitude, and elevation of each rock glacier are given. Geographic coordinates were determined using a 1:50,000 topographic map of Nepal. Two categories of rock glaciers are described: glacier-derived and talus-derived rock glaciers. The internal structure of two rock glaciers (KR4 and KR23) were investigated by DC resistivity imaging.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 27.83   S: 27.67   E: 88.17   W: 87.83

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ishikawa, M
Dataset Title: Inventory of Rock Glaciers along the Ghunsa Valley, Kanchanjunga Himal, Eastern Nepal
Dataset Series Name: GGD610
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
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: 1998-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-12-31
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Fax: 045-778-5704
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Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change
Hokkaido University
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City: Hokkaido
Province or State: Kanagawa
Postal Code: 236-0001
Country: Japan
Ishikawa, M., T. Watanabe, and N. Nakamura. 2001. Genetic differences of rock glaciers and the discontinuous mountain permafrost zone in Kanchanjunga Himal, Eastern Nepal. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. 12: 243-253.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18