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Glacier Inventory of West Greenland, 1948 - 1985, Version 1

The inventory includes 5,297 Glaciers from west Greenland between 59 to 71 degrees latitude north and 43 to 53 degrees longitude west. The glacier data basin division is based on a simplified version of the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) system. Data are based on 1:250000 maps, Landsat imagery, and aerial photos that were taken between 1948 and 1985.

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Data Format(s):
Spatial Coverage:
N: 71, 
S: 59, 
E: -43, 
W: -53
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1948 to 31 December 1985
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Anker Weidick, Carl Boeggild, Niels Knudsen

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Weidick, A., C. E. Boeggild, and N. T. Knudsen. 1992. Glacier Inventory of West Greenland, 1948 - 1985, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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