(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Rock glacier inventory of the Valles Calchaquíes Region (~ 25°S), Salta, Argentina, derived from ALOS data

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FALASCHI D. (1) ; CASTRO M. (1) ; MASIOKAS M. (1) ; TADONO T. (2) ; AHUMADA A.L. (3) ;
(1) Inst. Argentino de Nivología y Ciencias Ambientales (IANIGLA), CCT-CONICET, Mendoza, ARGENTINE
(2) Earth Observation Center (EORC). Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Tsukuba, JAPON
(3) Fundación Miguel Lillo - CONICET, Tucumán, Miguel Lillo, ARGENTINE


Here, the AA. provide the first detailed rock glacier inventory of the Valles Calchaquíes region of Salta, Argentina, based on 2.5 m x 2.5 m resolution Advanced Land Observing Satellite PRISM (Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instruments for Stereo Mapping) satellite images. Rock glacier outlines were manually digitised and a total of 488 were identified, which cover a total area of c. 59 km2. The lower limits of intact and fossil rock glaciers are at c. 4300 m asl and 4100 m asl, respectively. Because rock glaciers are protected by law in Argentina, the inventory provides an important basis for political decision-making about water resources and for further periglacial and environmental studies in this region


Article of periodic

published at : Permafrost and periglacial processes / ISSN 1045-6740 / CODEN PEPPED

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1990)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 25, no1 [pp. 69-75]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 1 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/ppp.1801

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