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: https://www.wgms.ch/pub_wgms.html
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