Entry_ID: NSIDC-0272
Entry_Title: GLIMS Glacier Database
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: GLIMS,  and National Snow and Ice Data Center. 
   Dataset_Title: GLIMS Glacier Database
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2005-06-21updated 2012
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0272.html
   Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5V98602
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glaciers
   Detailed_Variable: Glacier Extent
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glaciers
   Detailed_Variable: Glacier Extent
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ISO_Topic_Category: Geoscientific Information
ISO_Topic_Category: Imagery/Base Maps/Earth Cover
Keyword: ASTER
Keyword: Digital Mapping
Keyword: GIS
Keyword: Glacier
Keyword: GLIMS
Keyword: Global Change
Keyword: Maps
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Sensor_Name: ASTER > Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer
Sensor_Name: ETM+ > Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Source_Name: LANDSAT-7
Source_Name: TERRA > Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1850-01-01
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Data_Set_Progress: in work
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -90
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: GLOBAL LAND
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Project: GLIMS > Global Land Ice Measurements from Space
Group: Use_Constraints

   Some data in the GLIMS database are under embargo at the request of the 
   submitter. The GLIMS Glacier Viewer requires Java and Javascript to run 
   properly.

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Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NSIDC_DAAC
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   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
      End_Group
   End_Group
End_Group
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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
   Distribution_Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
   Distribution_Format: GML
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
   Distribution_Format: Keyhole Markup Language (.kml)
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
   Distribution_Format: WFS
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
   Distribution_Format: WMS
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Summary

   Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) is an international project 
   with the goal of surveying a majority of the world's estimated 160,000 
   glaciers. GLIMS uses data collected primarily by the Advanced Spaceborne 
   Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard the Terra 
   satellite and the LANDSAT Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+), along with 
   historical observations.  

   The GLIMS project is currently creating a unique glacier inventory, storing 
   information about the extent and rates of change of all the world's glacial 
   resources. GLIMS consists of many institutions called Regional Centers, who 
   produce glacier analyses for their particular region. The GLIMS Glacier 
   Database provides students, educators, scientists, and the public with 
   reliable glacier data from these analyses. New glacier data are continually 
   being added to the database.

   The GLIMS Glacier Viewer Web Mapping Service (WMS) was developed to provide 
   the public with easy access to the GLIMS Glacier Database. This WMS allows 
   users to view and query several thematic layers, including glacier outlines, 
   ASTER footprints, Regional Center locations, and the World Glacier Inventory. 
   Query results can be downloaded into a number of GIS-compatible formats, 
   including ESRI Shapefiles, MapInfo tables, and Geographic Mark-up Language 
   (GML).

   Please note, the citation below is a general citation for the entire GLIMS 
   data collection. If you download data, please use the appropriate citation(s) 
   listed in the file called 'CITATIONS_nnnn.txt' (where nnnn is a number) for 
   the specific GLIMS data you use.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/atlas/
   Description: Atlas of the Cryosphere
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://www.glims.org/
   Description: GLIMS Product Web Site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2005-06-21
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-11-19
DIF_Revision_History: Fixed Search Database link.