G01130_1

World Glacier Inventory, Version 1

Version 1 eng; usa
  • Abstract
    The World Glacier Inventory (WGI) contains information for over 130,000 glaciers. Inventory parameters include geographic location, area, length, orientation, elevation, and classification. The WGI is based primarily on aerial photographs and maps with most glaciers having one data entry only. Hence, the dataset can be viewed as a snapshot of the glacier distribution in the second half of the 20th century. It is based on the original WGI (WGMS 1989) from the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS).
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research
  • DOI

    doi:10.7265/N5/NSIDC-WGI-2012-02

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    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glaciers
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glaciers
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ISO Topic Categories
  • GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
  • ELEVATION
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

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Platforms
  • Aircraft
    AIRCRAFT
    Instruments
    • CAMERAS
    • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
  • In Situ Land-based Platforms
    GROUND STATIONS
    Instruments
    • CAMERAS
    • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
Location Keywords
    • Continent
    • North America
    • Canada
    • Nunavut
    • Continent
    • North America
    • Canada
    • Newfoundland And Labrador
    • Continent
    • North America
    • United States Of America
    • California
    • Continent
    • North America
    • United States Of America
    • Alaska
    • Continent
    • South America
    • Geographic Region
    • Polar
    • Continent
    • North America
    • Geographic Region
    • Global Land
    • Geographic Region
    • Global
    • Continent
    • Europe
    • Geographic Region
    • Eurasia
    • Continent
    • Asia
    • Geographic Region
    • Arctic
    • Continent
    • Antarctica
    • Continent
    • Africa
    • Continent
    • Asia
    • Southcentral Asia
    • Uzbekistan
    • Continent
    • North America
    • United States Of America
    • Continent
    • Asia
    • Southcentral Asia
    • Tajikistan
    • Continent
    • Europe
    • Western Europe
    • Switzerland
    • Continent
    • Europe
    • Northern Europe
    • Scandanavia
    • Sweden
    • Continent
    • Europe
    • Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Continent
    • South America
    • Peru
    • Continent
    • Asia
    • Southcentral Asia
    • Pakistan
    • Continent
    • Europe
    • Northern Europe
    • Scandanavia
    • Norway
    • Continent
    • Australia/new Zealand
    • New Zealand
    • Continent
    • Asia
    • Southcentral Asia
    • Nepal
    • Continent
    • North America
    • Mexico
    • Continent
    • Europe
    • Southern Europe
    • Italy
    • Ocean
    • Indian Ocean
    • Indonesia
    • Continent
    • North America
    • Greenland
    • Continent
    • Europe
    • Western Europe
    • Germany
    • Continent
    • North America
    • United States Of America
    • Georgia
    • Continent
    • Europe
    • Western Europe
    • France
    • Continent
    • South America
    • Ecuador
    • Continent
    • Asia
    • Eastern Asia
    • China
    • Continent
    • South America
    • Chile
    • Continent
    • North America
    • Canada
    • Continent
    • South America
    • Bolivia
    • Continent
    • Asia
    • Southcentral Asia
    • Bhutan
    • Continent
    • Asia
    • Western Asia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Continent
    • South America
    • Argentina

Data Centers

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
    ARCHIVER

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

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    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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Data Contacts

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    WGMS

    Winterthurerstrasse 190
    Zurich, CH-8057

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    WGMS

    Winterthurerstrasse 190
    Zurich, CH-8057

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    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    NSIDC Services

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    • Email
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    NSIDC Services

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    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    Collection Citations
    • World Glacier Inventory, Version 1
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      Published by: National Snow and Ice Data Center