Glacier Mass Balance and Regime Measurements and Analysis, 1945-2003
This data set consists of glacier regime parameters observed between 1945 and 2003. Data include annual mass balances, ablation, accumulation, and equilibrium-line altitude of mountain and subpolar glaciers outside the two major ice sheets. All available sources of information, such as publications, archived data, and personal communications have been collected, and include time series of more than 300 glaciers. Data have been digitized and quality checked. The data are available on CD-ROM from the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) when a hardcopy of INSTAAR Occasional Paper #55 is ordered, or on FTP from NSIDC.
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.
Dyurgerov, M. 2002, updated 2005. Glacier Mass Balance and Regime Measurements and Analysis, 1945-2003. [indicate subset used]. Edited by W. Meier and R. Armstrong. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N52N506F.