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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

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    Quality
    Collection Progress

    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
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
  • ELEVATION
  • GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION

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Platforms
  • Aircraft
    AIRCRAFT
    Instruments
    • CAMERAS
    • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
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    GROUND STATIONS
    Instruments
    • CAMERAS
    • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

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

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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    DISTRIBUTOR

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

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Data Contacts

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  • Technical Contact
    WGMS

    Winterthurerstrasse 190
    Zurich, CH-8057

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    WGMS

    Winterthurerstrasse 190
    Zurich, CH-8057

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    User Services
    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    449 UCB
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    User Services
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    Data Center Contact
    NSIDC Services

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

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

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email
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    Data Center Contact
    NSIDC Services

    National Snow and Ice Data Center

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

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
    • Email

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