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Rock glaciers, Prealps, Vaud, Switzerland, Version 1
Entry ID: GGD292_1


Summary
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 Title: Rock glaciers, Prealps, Vaud, Switzerland, Version 1
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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Province or State: Colorado
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-16


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