Close

Service Interruption

The NSIDC Web site and data services are currently having intermittent problems and may be unavailable. We are working to restore these services as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact NSIDC User Services for assistance.



World Glacier Inventory

View Catalog Page


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

Back to Top


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
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • 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: Click here.

Fees: None

Back to Top


Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20140619

Metadata Review Date:

20140619

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
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • 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

Back to Top

Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata