Internationally collected, standardized dataset on glacier distribution, mainly based on aerial photographs and maps. Data organized as tabular information linked to geographical coordinates of a glacier label point.

Creator: World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS)

Publisher: US National Snow and Ice Data Center

First Publication Year: 1989

(Last) Publication Year: 2012

Release Date: 2012-02-15

Update Intervals: ad hoc

Citation: WGMS and NSIDC. 1989, updated 2012. World Glacier Inventory. Compiled and made available by the World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich, Switzerland, and the National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder CO, U.S.A. doi: 10.7265/N5/NSIDC-WGI-2012-02.

Related Publication: WGMS (1989): World Glacier Inventory – Status 1988. Haeberli, W., Bösch, H., Scherler, K., Østrem, G. and Wallén, C. C. (eds.), IAHS (ICSI) / UNEP / UNESCO, World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich, Switzerland: 458 pp.

Contributors: WGMS scientific collaboration network as listed in WGMS (1989) and in the database:

Language: English

Data Format: csv-file, zipped

Data Size: 37 MB

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

Spatial Coverage: global

Temporal Coverage: 1900-2003

Identifier (DOI): 10.7265/N5/NSIDC-WGI-2012-02

Related Identifier (DOI): na

last change 6/12/2022