Entry_ID: G00472
Entry_Title: Glacier Photograph Collection
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: National Snow and Ice Data Center (comp.). 
   Dataset_Title: Glacier Photograph Collection
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2002-01-01updated 2015
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g00472.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5/NSIDC-GPC-2009-12
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: William
   Middle_Name: O.
   Last_Name: Field
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Bruce
   Middle_Name: F.
   Last_Name: Molnia
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: U.S. Geological Survey
      Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Mail Stop 926A
      City: Reston
      Province_or_State: VA
      Postal_Code: 20192-0002
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Harry
   Middle_Name: F., et al.
   Last_Name: Reid
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glaciers
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glaciers
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
ISO_Topic_Category: Geoscientific Information
ISO_Topic_Category: Imagery/Base Maps/Earth Cover
Keyword: Aerial Photography
Keyword: Climate Change
Keyword: Glacier Fluctuation
Keyword: IDN_NODE GSFC/NSIDC
Keyword: Photos
Sensor_Name: CAMERAS
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1880-01-01
   Stop_Date: 2009-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -43
   Northernmost_Latitude: 81
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
   Location_Subregion1: NEW ZEALAND
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Detailed_Location: ALPS
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: CANADA
   Detailed_Location: WESTERN CANADA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: GREENLAND
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Detailed_Location: ALASKA, PACIFIC NORTHWEST
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: SOUTH AMERICA
   Detailed_Location: ANDES
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC ARC > NSIDC Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center 
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/rocs/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC ARC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center CIRES, 449 UCB University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NOAA > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NOAA
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
   Distribution_Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
   Distribution_Format: TIFF
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Group: Multimedia_Sample
   File: http://nsidc.org/data/glacier_photo/images/sample_image_takhin1948080401.jpg
   Caption: Sample Image: Takhin Glacier, Alaska, USA, 04 August 1948.
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Group: Reference

   Alaska Atlas & Gazetteer. 2001. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme.

   Alaska State Library staff. January 2002. 'Alaska Glacier Names.' 
   http://www.library.state.ak.us/asp/Alaska_Glaciers.html. 20 November 2002. 
   Bird, M.L. 1984. The AGS and polar work: highlights in retrospect. Polar Times 
   98: 8-9.

   Cotton, T. 1995. 'Land Reborn: A History of Administration and Visitor Use in 
   Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Chapter II: Sightseers And Scientists. 
   http://www.nps.gov/glba/adhi/adhi2.htm. 21 November 2002.

   Field, W.O. 2004. With a camera in my hands: a life history as told to C. 
   Suzanne Brown. Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Press.

   Field, W.O., editor. 1975. Mountain glaciers of the northern hemisphere. 
   Hanover, New Hampshire: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.

   Field, W.O. 1966. Mapping glacier termini in southern Alaska, 1931-1964. 
   Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 3(5): 819-825.

   Field, W.O. 1952. Glaciers - historians of climate. The Geographical Review 
   42(3):337-345.

   Field, W.O. 1950. Glaciological research in Alaska. Alaskan Science Conference.

   Gillispie, Charles C., ed. 1970 - 1980. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 
   Vol. 11. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

   Hormes, A., B.U. Muller, and C. Schluchter. 2001. The Alps with little ice: 
   evidence for eight Holocene phases of reduced glacier extent in the Central 
   Swiss Alps. The Holocene 11(3): 255-265.

   Tarr, R., and L. Martin. 1914. Alaskan Glacier Studies. Washington, D.C.: 
   National Geographic Society.

   Veatch, F.M. 1969. Analysis of a 24-year photographic record of Nisqually 
   Glacier, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. Geological Survey 
   Professional Paper 631. Washington, D.C.: USGS.

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Group: Summary

   The Glacier Photograph Collection is a database of photographs of glaciers 
   from around the world, some dating back to the mid-1850's, that provide an 
   historical reference for glacier extent. As of June 2015, the database 
   contains over 15,000 photographs. 

   NSIDC houses thousands of photographic prints of glaciers taken from the 
   ground, the air, and from space. These photographs constitute an important 
   historical record, as well as a data collection of interest to those studying 
   the response of glaciers to climate change. NSIDC partnered with the NOAA 
   Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP) and the National Geophysical 
   Data Center (NGDC) to digitize selected photographs and make them available 
   through a searchable interface. 

   Most of the photographs are of glaciers in the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific 
   Northwest, Alaska, and Greenland. However, the collection does include a 
   smaller number of photos of glaciers in Europe, South America, the Himalayas, 
   and Antarctica. The photos are available online via a searchable interface and 
   are retrievable by glacier name, photographer name, date, country, state, and 
   geographic coordinates.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/glaciers/
   Description: All About Glaciers
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/glims
   Description: GLIMS Data at NSIDC
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/glims/
   Description: GLIMS Data at NSIDC
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/clickmap/
   Description: The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/virtual_globes/
   Description: View NSIDC Data on Virtual Globes
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://map.ngdc.noaa.gov/website/nsidc/glacier/viewer.htm
   Description: World Glacier Map Viewer
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/g01130.html
   Description: World Glacier Inventory
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IDN_Node: USA/NOAA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2002-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2015-08-28
DIF_Revision_History:  Removed warning notice from Summary. No QC needed.