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).
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World Glacier Inventory, Version 1
|Spatial Resolution:||Not Specified|
|Temporal Resolution:||Not specified|
|Platform(s)||AIRCRAFT, GROUND STATIONS, MAPS|
|Sensor(s):||CAMERAS, VISUAL OBSERVATIONS|
|Data Contributor(s):||WGMS, and National Snow and Ice Data Center (comps.).|
|Metadata XML:||View Metadata Record|
As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. 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, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5/NSIDC-WGI-2012-02. [Date Accessed].