Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: G01130

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: WGMS,  and National Snow and Ice Data Center (comps.). 
         Publication_Date: 19990101
         Title: World Glacier Inventory
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/g01130.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5/NSIDC-WGI-2012-02

   Description: 
      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
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: WGMS,  and National Snow and Ice Data Center (comps.). 
               Publication_Date: 19990101
               Title: World Glacier Inventory
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g01130_glacier_inventory/index.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 19000101
            Ending_Date: 20031231
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: Complete
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: 89.3
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.66

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: 
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: CAMERAS
         Theme_Keyword: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: AIRCRAFT
         Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
         Theme_Keyword: MAPS
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
         Theme_Keyword: elevation
         Theme_Keyword: geoscientificinformation
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: glacier classification
         Theme_Keyword: glacier form
         Theme_Keyword: glacier size
         Theme_Keyword: Glacier Surface Ablation
         Theme_Keyword: location
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Africa
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Asia
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Asia > Eastern Asia > China
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Bhutan
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Nepal
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Pakistan
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Tajikistan
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Uzbekistan
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Asia > Western Asia > Azerbaijan
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Australia/new Zealand > New Zealand
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Europe
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Europe > Eastern Europe > Russia
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Scandanavia > Norway
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Scandanavia > Sweden
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Europe > Southern Europe > Italy
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Europe > Western Europe > France
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Europe > Western Europe > Germany
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Europe > Western Europe > Switzerland
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada > Newfoundland And Labrador
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada > Nunavut
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > Greenland
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > Mexico
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Alaska
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > California
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Georgia
         Place_Keyword: Continent > South America
         Place_Keyword: Continent > South America > Argentina
         Place_Keyword: Continent > South America > Bolivia
         Place_Keyword: Continent > South America > Chile
         Place_Keyword: Continent > South America > Ecuador
         Place_Keyword: Continent > South America > Peru
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Arctic
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Eurasia
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Global
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Global Land
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
         Place_Keyword: Ocean > Indian Ocean > Indonesia

   Access_Constraints: None

   Use_Constraints: None

   Point_of_Contact:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: WGMS
            Contact_Organization: World Glacier Monitoring Service, Department of Geography, University of Zurich
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: Winterthurerstrasse 190
            City: Zurich
            State_or_Province: Unknown
            Postal_Code: CH-8057
            Country: Switzerland
         Contact_Voice_Telephone:   41 44 635 5139 x
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: wgms@geo.uzh.ch

Distribution_Information:
   Distributor:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Organization_Primary:
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Resource_Description: G01130

   Distribution_Liability:
      NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or 
      omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function 
      on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor 
      does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

   Standard_Order_Process:
      Digital_Form:
         Digital_Transfer_Information:
            Format_Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/NOAA/G01130/
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20131003

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20131003

   Metadata_Contact: 
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

   Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-012-2002