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Rock glaciers, Prealps, Vaud, Switzerland
Entry ID: GGD292

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Abstract: The investigated area forms part of the western lobe of the Prealps (Swiss Prealps). The 25 identified fossil rock glaciers are found mainly in the Prealpes medianes rigides Nappe and the Niesen Nappe, at altitudes of 1500 to 2100 m. They represent at least three generations of fossil periglacial forms of late-glacial age (older than Balling), at about 1200, 950, and 700 m below today's permafrost boundary, respectively. These fossil features are related to glacial stages and form part of a detailed late-glacial morphostratigraphy. Information stored in a file includes: orientation, elevation of the source and the front, area, type of form, type of material, lithology, generation. These data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD- ROM, June 1998.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 46.47   S: 46.3   E: 7.22   W: 7.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Schoeneich, P., C. Lambiel, and L .Wenker
Dataset Title: Rock glaciers, Prealps, Vaud, Switzerland
Dataset Series Name: GGD292
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/GGD292
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
Data Center
Frozen Ground Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
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 Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 41 21 6923076
Fax: 41 21 6923075
Email: philippe.schoeneich at igul.unil.ch
Contact Address:
University of Lausanne
Institute of Geography
City: Lausanne
Postal Code: CH-1015
Country: Switzerland
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SCHOENEICH Philippe (1992). Glaciers rocheux fossiles dans les Prealpes vaudoises. Bulletin de la Societe vaudoise de Sciences naturelles, 82.1, p. 35-55 + Bulletin de geologie Lausanne, ni; 318 (= Fossil rock-glaciers in the Prealpes vaudoises) SCHOENEICH Philippe (1997). Le retrait glaciaire dans les vallees des Ormonts, de l'Hongrin et de l'Etivaz (Prealpes vaudoises). Travaux et recherches ni; 14, Institut de Geographie, Universite de Lausanne, 483 p. (= The deglaciation in the Ormonts, Hongrin and Etivaz valleys)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-05-01

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