dataset : WGMS Fluctuations of Glaciers

World Glacier Monitoring Service


WGMS Fluctuations of Glaciers
Published in 2015.

WGMS provides standardized observations on changes in mass, volume, area and length of glaciers with time (Fluctuations of Glaciers), as well as statistical information on the distribution of perennial surface ice in space (World Glacier Inventory). In addition, information on special events (e.g., surges, calving instabilities, ice avalanches, lake outbursts) is available. All data and information is freely available for scientific and educational purposes. The use requires acknowledgement to the WGMS and/or the original investigators and sponsoring agencies according to the available meta-information.

This dataset was released on January 01, 2015.

The spatial range for this dataset is 66° to 90° latitude, and -180° to 180° longitude. map (center)


When citing this dataset please refer to WGMS (World Glacier Monitoring Service). 2016 update to data originally published in: WGMS. 2015. Global glacier change bulletin no. 1 (2012–2013). Zemp, M., I. Gärtner-Roer, S.U. Nussbaumer, F. Hüsler, H. Machguth, N. Mölg, F. Paul, and M. Hoelzle (eds.). ICSU (WDS)/IUGG (IACS)/UNEP/UNESCO/WMO. Zurich, Switzerland: World Glacier Monitoring Service.

DOI : 10.5904/wgms-fog-2015-11
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