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Glacier Inventory of West Greenland

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Entry ID

G01375

Summary

The inventory includes 5,297 Glaciers from west Greenland between 59 to 71 degrees latitude north and 43 to 53 degrees longitude west. The glacier data basin division is based on a simplified version of the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) system. Data are based on 1:250000 maps, Landsat imagery, and aerial photos that were taken between 1948 and 1985.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 71°     S: 59°     E: -43°     W: -53°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Weidick, A., C. E. Boeggild, and N. T. Knudsen.
Dataset Title: Glacier Inventory of West Greenland
Dataset Release Date: 1992-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g01375.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N50Z715N

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1948-01-01
Stop Date: 1985-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA GREENLAND

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers

Ancillary Keywords

  • G01375
  • glaciers
  • Greenland
  • Inventory
  • NOAA
  • NSIDC

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Elevation
  • Geoscientific Information

Platform

  • AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS
  • AIRCRAFT
  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • GROUND STATIONS
  • LANDSAT
  • MAPS

Instrument

  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Quality

Note that if the glacier terminated in the sea, the glacier terminus was not measured and the Minimum glacier elevation field was left blank in the data file.

Data Set Progress

complete

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact 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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel

Name: NOAA User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact 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

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 32 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Anker Weidick
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Geological Survey of Greenland
  • Copenhagen, Denmark

Carl Egede Boeggild
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Geological Survey of Greenland
  • Copenhagen, Denmark

Niels Tvis Knudsen
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Geological Survey of Greenland
  • Copenhagen, Denmark

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact 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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
All About Glaciers

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
World Glacier Inventory

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
World Glacier Inventory Catalog page at NSIDC

Reference

Weidick, A., Boeggild, C. E., and Knudsen, N. T. 1992: Glacier inventory and atlas of west Greenland. Rapport Groenlands Geologiske Undersoegelse, 158

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 1992-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-07

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