Data Set ID: 
G10002

Glacier Mass Balance and Regime Measurements and Analysis, 1945-2003, Version 1

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.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Version Summary: 

initial release

Parameter(s):
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ABLATION ZONES/ACCUMULATION ZONES
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE
  • GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS
  • SNOW/ICE > ICE EXTENT
Data Format(s):
  • PDF
  • Excel
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Sensor(s):VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1945 to 31 December 2003
(updated 2005)
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Mark Dyurgerov

Geographic Coverage

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Dyurgerov, M. Edited by M. Meier and R. Armstrong. 2002, updated 2005. Glacier Mass Balance and Regime Measurements and Analysis, 1945-2003, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N52N506F. [Date Accessed].

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