Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3979–3994, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3979–3994, 2021

Data description paper 17 Aug 2021

Data description paper | 17 Aug 2021

Active rock glaciers of the contiguous United States: geographic information system inventory and spatial distribution patterns

Gunnar Johnson et al.

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We present the Portland State University Active Rock Glacier Inventory (n = 10 343) for the contiguous United States, derived from manual classification of remote sensing imagery. This geospatial inventory will allow past rock glacier research findings to be spatially extrapolated, facilitating rock glacier research by identifying field study sites and serving as a valuable training set for the development of automated rock glacier identification methods applicable to other regional studies.