World Glacier Inventory, Version 1 (G01130)
Data set:
G01130
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Overview

The World Glacier Inventory (WGI) contains information for over 130,000 glaciers, or about 85% of the total estimated number of 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).
Parameter(s):
GLACIERS
Platform(s):
AIRCRAFT, GROUND STATIONS
Sensor(s):
CAMERAS, VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Data Format(s):
ASCII
Temporal Coverage:
1 January 1900 to 31 December 2003
Temporal Resolution:
Varies
Spatial Resolution:
Varies
Spatial Coverage:
N:
89.3
S:
-71.66
E:
180
W:
-180

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