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Rock glacier inventory, Hautes Alpes Calcaires, Switzerland, Version 1

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  • Abstract
    The Hautes Alpes Calcaires is a limestone range in the northern part of the Rhone Valley (Switzerland). It is characterized by a transitional climate between the wet Prealpes (precipitations = 1500 mm per year at 1000 m asl) and the central part of Valais (750 mm per year at 1000 m asl) and a contrasted morphology, with high limestone cliffs alternating with schists. For each rock glacier a file exists with different characteristics such as orientation, width, length, elevation of the spring and the front, type of form, type of material, activity, lithology, etc. Measurements of spring temperatures and BTS (Bottom temperature under snow cover) exist for some rock glaciers, especially for the Cabane des Diablerets Rock Glacier, on which several temperature measurements (under the snow cover (BTS) and in the soil (mini-loggers)) and snow profiles have been carried out. A modelled map of the permafrost distribution has also been prepared for this sector (see map). The inventory is not complete. Data provided on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998, are for Morcles and Chavalard Range, Diablerets Range, Wildhorn Range. Data collected during 1992 and 1997.
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    Scientific Research

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Frozen Ground
    • Rock Glaciers
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Frozen Ground
    • Rock Glaciers
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Snow/Ice Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Frozen Ground
    • Soil Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Land Surface
    • Frozen Ground
    • Soil Temperature

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
Location Keywords
    • Continent
    • Europe
    • Western Europe
    • Switzerland
    • Morcles and Chavalard Range, Diablerets Range, Wildhorn

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    Marcia Phillips

    Fl├╝elastrasse 11
    Davos Dorf, CH-7260

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    • Rock glacier inventory, Hautes Alpes Calcaires, Switzerland, Version 1
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      Published by: National Snow and Ice Data Center