dataset : World Glacier Inventory

National Snow and Ice Data Center, World Glacier Monitoring Service


World Glacier Inventory

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).

Identified by : G01130

This dataset was released on January 01, 1999.

The time range for this dataset is January 01, 1900 to December 31, 2003.

The spatial range for this dataset is -71.66° to 89.3° latitude, and -180° to 180° longitude. map (center)

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