Globally almost complete dataset of digital vector outlines for glaciers and glacier complexes with a limited number of attributes. The dataset combines available outlines from the GLIMS, DCW, and WGI datasets as well as from many other (often unpublished) sources by using the highest quality version in each region.

Creator: Randolph Working Group

Publisher: US National Snow and Ice Data Center

First Publication Year: 2012

(Last) Publication Year: 2014

Release Date: 2014-12-01

Update Intervals: ad hoc

Citation: Arendt et al. (2014): Randolph Glacier Inventory 4.0: A dataset of global glacier outlines. Global Land Ice Measurements from Space, U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder Colorado, USA. Digital Media.

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Contributors: IPCC AR5 contributing authors and other scientists

Language: English

Data Format: ESRI Shapefile

Data Size: 360 MB

Rights: Open access for scientific and educational purposes under requirement of correct citation (see above)

Spatial Coverage: global

Temporal Coverage: 1950-2010

Identifier (DOI): na

Related Identifier (DOI): na

last change 12/10/2015