Internationally collected, standardized dataset on glacier distribution, mainly based on satellite observations (e.g. Terra/ASTER, LANDSAT/ETM+). Data organized as tabular information linked to digital vector outlines of individual glaciers.
Creator: Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) Glacier Inventory
Publisher: US National Snow and Ice Data Center
First Publication Year: 2005
(Last) Publication Year: 2013
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Update Intervals: periodically
Citation: GLIMS, and NSIDC. 2005, updated 2012. GLIMS Glacier Database. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Related Publication: Kargel, J.S., M. J. Abrams, M. P. Bishop, A. Bush, G. Hamilton, H. Jiskoot, A. Kääb, H. H. Kieffer, E. M. Lee, F. Paul, F. Rau, B. Raup, J. F. Shroder, D. Soltesz, L. Stearns, R. Wessels and the GLIMS Consortium (2005): Multispectral imaging contributions to Global Land Ice Measurements from Space, Remote Sensing of Environment, 99 (1/2): 187–219.
Contributors: GLIMS scientific collaboration network as listed on the GLIMS website and in the database: https://www.glims.org/About/
Data Format: ESRI Shapefile
Data Size: 130 MB
Rights: Open access for scientific and educational purposes under requirement of correct citation (see above)
Spatial Coverage: global
Temporal Coverage: 1870-2010
Identifier (DOI): 10.7265/N5V98602
Related Identifier (DOI): na