NSIDC-0272_1

GLIMS Glacier Database, Version 1

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  • Abstract
    Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) is an international initiative with the goal of repeatedly surveying the world's estimated 200,000 glaciers. GLIMS uses data collected by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard the Terra satellite and the LANDSAT series of satellites, along with historical observations. The GLIMS initiative has created a unique glacier inventory, storing information about the extent and rates of change of all the world's mountain glaciers and ice caps. The GLIMS Glacier Database was built up from data contributions from many glaciological institutions, which are managed by Regional Coordinators, who coordinate the production of glacier mapping results for their particular region. The GLIMS Glacier Database provides students, educators, scientists, and the public with reliable glacier data from these analyses. New glacier data are continually being added to the database. The GLIMS Glacier Viewer was developed to provide the public with easy access to the GLIMS Glacier Database. This Web application allows users to view and query several thematic layers, including glacier outlines, Regional Coordinator institution locations, the World Glacier Inventory, and more. GLIMS data can be downloaded into a number of GIS-compatible formats, including ESRI Shapefiles, MapInfo tables, Geographic Mark-up Language (GML), and Keyhole Mark-up Language (KML) suitable for viewing in Google Earth. Note: The citation listed under the "Citing These Data" tab is a general citation for the entire GLIMS data collection. If you download data, please use the appropriate citation(s) listed in the file called 'CITATIONS_nnnn.txt', Where: nnnn = a number for the specific GLIMS data you used.
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

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    Processing Level

    Level 3

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Planned

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glaciers
    • Glacier Extent
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Glaciers
    • Glacier Extent
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ISO Topic Categories
  • IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
  • GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    LANDSAT-7
    Instruments
    • ETM+
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    TERRA
    Instruments
    • ASTER

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
Location Keywords
    • Geographic Region
    • Global Land

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

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

    • 1 303 492 6199
    • 1 303 492 2468
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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center

    449 UCB
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    GLIMS

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    GLIMS

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    • GLIMS Glacier Database, Version 1
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      Published by: National Snow and Ice Data Center