Data Set ID: 
G00472

Glacier Photograph Collection, Version 1

The Glacier Photograph Collection is a database of digital photographs of glaciers from around the world, some dating back to the mid-19th century, that provide an historical reference for glacier extent. As of June 2019, the database contains over 24,000 photographs.

Further information can be found on the Glacier Photo Collection Product Web Site.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers > GLACIERS
Data Format(s):
  • TIFF
  • JPEG
Spatial Coverage:
N: 81, 
S: -43, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):AIRCRAFT, GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS, ISS
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Sensor(s):CAMERA, CAMERAS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1857 to 26 September 2015
(updated 2015)
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):National Snow and Ice Data Center (comp.).

Geographic Coverage

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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.

National Snow and Ice Data Center (comp.). 2002, updated 2015. Glacier Photograph Collection, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5/NSIDC-GPC-2009-12. [Date Accessed].

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