World Glacier Inventory Workshop

Bruce Raup and Roger Barry of NSIDC attended a Workshop on the World Glacier Inventory, organized by the International Glaciological Society in Lanzhou, China, Sep 21-24. Bruce Raup presented papers on the status Global Land Ice Measurement from Space (GLIMS) project at NSIDC that now holds about 82,000 glacier outlines. The meeting established an ad hoc committee chaired by Roger Barry to develop guidelines for the timely completion of the World Glacier Inventory (WGI), begun in 1978, which now contains nearly two thirds of the estimated 160,000 glaciers in the world.

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