Global collection of photographs of glaciers, taken from both the air and the ground. The dates of the photographs range from the mid 1800s to present day. These photographs constitute an important historical record, as well as a data collection of interest to those studying the response of glaciers to climate change.

Creator: US National Snow and Ice Data Center

Publisher: US National Snow and Ice Data Center

First Publication Year: 2002

(Last) Publication Year: 2021

Release Date: na

Update Intervals: ad hoc

Citation: Each image in the digital GPC has its own citation. To cite individual photographs, please use the following citation:
Photographer’s name. Year photograph was taken. Name of glacier: From the Glacier Photograph Collection. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.
If using many images, you may simply cite the entire collection:
National Snow and Ice Data Center (comp.). 2002, updated 2021. Glacier Photograph Collection, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi:

Related Publication: na

Contributors: scientists and others

Language: English

Data Format: .jpg, .tif, .txt (metadata)

Data Size: na

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

Spatial Coverage: global

Temporal Coverage: mid-1800s to today

Identifier (DOI): 10.7265/N5/NSIDC-GPC-2009-12

Related Identifier (DOI): na

last change 6/12/2022