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Rock-Ice Feature Inventory for the Sierra Nevada, California, USA
Entry ID: GGD652

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Abstract: The Sierra Nevada is a tectonic uplift mountain range with a gradual gain in elevation on the west side and a steep escarpment on the east. Most of the mapped locations are east of the Sierran crest. The climate in the region is Mediterranean, with most of the precipitation in the winter months coming as snow at high elevations, but with some monsoonal precipitation in the summer, particularly in ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 38.8   S: 34.5   E: -118.2   W: -119.9
Min Altitude: 2225 METERS Max Altitude: 3932 METERS

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Millar C. and R. Westfall
Dataset Title: Rock-Ice Feature Inventory for the Sierra Nevada, California, USA
Dataset Series Name: GGD652
Dataset Release Date: 2009-02-06
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Data Center
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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 Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 36 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: +1 510 559 6435
Fax: +1 510 559 6440
Email: cmillar at
Contact Address:
USDA Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Research Station
P.O. Box 245
City: Berkeley
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94701
Country: USA
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Daly, C., Neilson, R.P., Phillips, D.L. 1994. A statistical-topographic model for mapping climatological precipitation over mountainous terrain. Journal of Applied Meteorology 33:140–158. Millar, C. I., and R. D. Westfall. 2008. Rock glaciers and related periglacial landforms in the Sierra Nevada, CA, USA; inventory, distribution and climatic relationships. Quaternary International 188:90-104.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-05-01