World Glacier Inventory

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Hierarchy Level Name:

World Glacier Inventory

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: WGMS
Organization Name: World Glacier Monitoring Service
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 41 44 635 5139 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Winterthurerstrasse 190
City: Zurich
Postal Code: CH-8057
Country: Switzerland
Email: wgms@geo.uzh.ch

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-09-01

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/g01130.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: World Glacier Inventory
Date:
Date: 1999
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 1999-01-01
Identifier: G01130
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5/NSIDC-WGI-2012-02
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NOAA User Services
Organization Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

WGMS, and National Snow and Ice Data Center (comps.). 1999, updated 2012. World Glacier Inventory. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5/NSIDC-WGI-2012-02.

Status:

Value: complete
CodeList: MD_ProgressCode

Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: WGMS
Organization Name: World Glacier Monitoring Service
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 41 44 635 5139 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Winterthurerstrasse 190
City: Zurich
Postal Code: CH-8057
Country: Switzerland
Email: wgms@geo.uzh.ch

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
CodeList: MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode

Update Scope:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Value: series
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Value: attribute
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: WGMS
Organization Name: World Glacier Monitoring Service
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 41 44 635 5139 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Winterthurerstrasse 190
City: Zurich
Postal Code: CH-8057
Country: Switzerland
Email: wgms@geo.uzh.ch

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Africa
Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
Keyword: Continent > Asia
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Eastern Asia > China
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Bhutan
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Nepal
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Pakistan
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Tajikistan
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Uzbekistan
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Western Asia > Azerbaijan
Keyword: Continent > Australia/new Zealand > New Zealand
Keyword: Continent > Europe
Keyword: Continent > Europe > Eastern Europe > Russia
Keyword: Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Scandanavia > Norway
Keyword: Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Scandanavia > Sweden
Keyword: Continent > Europe > Southern Europe > Italy
Keyword: Continent > Europe > Western Europe > France
Keyword: Continent > Europe > Western Europe > Germany
Keyword: Continent > Europe > Western Europe > Switzerland
Keyword: Continent > North America
Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada
Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada > Newfoundland And Labrador
Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada > Nunavut
Keyword: Continent > North America > Greenland
Keyword: Continent > North America > Mexico
Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America
Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Alaska
Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > California
Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Georgia
Keyword: Continent > South America
Keyword: Continent > South America > Argentina
Keyword: Continent > South America > Bolivia
Keyword: Continent > South America > Chile
Keyword: Continent > South America > Ecuador
Keyword: Continent > South America > Peru
Keyword: Geographic Region > Arctic
Keyword: Geographic Region > Eurasia
Keyword: Geographic Region > Global
Keyword: Geographic Region > Global Land
Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
Keyword: Ocean > Indian Ocean > Indonesia
Keyword Type:
Value: place
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: glacier classification
Keyword: glacier form
Keyword: glacier size
Keyword: Glacier Surface Ablation
Keyword: location
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode

Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Use Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
CodeList: MD_topicCategoryCode

Topic Category:

Value: elevation
CodeList: MD_topicCategoryCode

Topic Category:

Value: geoscientificInformation
CodeList: MD_topicCategoryCode

Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: -71.66
Northbound Latitude: 89.3

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19000101
End Position: 20031231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NOAA User Services
Organization Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 37 MB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/NOAA/G01130/
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Function:

Value:
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g01130_glacier_inventory/index.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
CodeList: CI_OnLineFunctionCode

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 37
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: CAMERAS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: AIRCRAFT
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: GROUND STATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: MAPS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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Metadata Views

ISO Text-Only

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in plain text

ISO XML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

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

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)