Glacier Thickness Database

Index dataset: Glacier Thickness Database (GlaThiDa) 3.0.1

(A) Citation recommendation

Citation: GlaThiDa Consortium (2019): Glacier Thickness Database 3.0.1. World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich, Switzerland. DOI: 10.5904/wgms-glathida-2019-03

To cite a subset of the data, refer to the investigators and references listed in the database. For example: Dowdeswell et al. (2002), in: GlaThiDa Consortium (2019): Glacier Thickness Database 3.0.1. World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich, Switzerland. DOI: 10.5904/wgms-glathida-2019-03

Related publication: Gärtner-Roer, I., Naegeli, K., Huss, M., Knecht, T., Machguth, H., Zemp, M. (2014): A database of worldwide glacier thickness observations. Global and Planetary Change. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.09.003

(B) Digital object identifier and related metadata of the current database version

Scientific data identifier for version 2019: DOI 10.5904/wgms-glathida-2019-03

Title: Glacier Thickness Database (GlaThiDa) 3.0.1

Publisher: World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS)

Publication year: 2019

Release date: 2019-03-12

Language: English

Data format: csv-file, zipped

Data size: 46 MB

Rights: All data submitted to GTN-G are considered public domain for non-commercial use and are made digitally available through the operational services at no cost. The date are open access for scientific and educational purposes under the requirement of correct citation (see above), which corresponds to a CC BY 4.0 license by Creative Commons.

Description: Internationally collected, standardized dataset on glacier thickness from in-situ and remotely sensed observations, based on data submissions, literature review and airborne data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge.

GlaThiDa is a contribution to the working group on “Glacier ice thickness estimation“, which was formed under the auspices of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS).

Spatial coverage: global

Temporal coverage: 1935-2018 AD

Creator: GlaThiDa consortium
Authors
Data compiled and maintained by:
– Ethan Welty, University of Colorado: Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, United States
– Francisco Navarro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Telecomunicación (ETSIT), Spain
– Johannes Fürst, University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (FAU): Department of Geography, Germany
– Isabelle Gärtner-Roer, University of Zürich, Switzerland
– Johannes Landmann, University of Zürich, Switzerland
– Kathrin Naegeli, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
– Matthias Huss, University of Fribourg: Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW),
Switzerland
– Thomas Knecht, University of Zürich, Switzerland
– Horst Machguth, University of Zürich, Switzerland
– Michael Zemp, University of Zürich, Switzerland

Contributors
People who have performed measurements, processed data, and/or submitted data to GlaThiDa:
Names listed in alphabetical order by last name. This list does not include authors of published datasets which were added to GlaThiDa, without consultation, by the authors of GlaThiDa.
– Jakob Abermann, Asiaq Greenland Survey, Greenland
– Songtao Ai, Wuhan University, China
– Brian Anderson, Victoria University of Wellington: Antarctic Research Centre, New Zealand
– Liss Marie Andreassen, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norway
– Serguei M. Arkhipov, Russian Academy of Sciences: Institute of Geography, Russia
– Izumi Asaji, Hokkaido University, Japan
– Andreas Bauder, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)–Zürich: Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology
and Glaciology (VAW), Switzerland
– Jostein Bakke, University of Bergen: Department of Earth Sciences, Norway
– Toby J. Benham, Scott Polar Research Institute, United Kingdom
– Douglas I. Benn, University of Saint Andrews, United Kingdom
– Daniel Binder, Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Austria
– Elisa Bjerre, Technical University of Denmark: Arctic Technology Centre, Denmark
– Helgi Björnsson, University of Iceland, Reykjavik
– Norbert Blindow, Institute for Geophysics, University of Münster, Germany
– Pascal Bohleber, Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW): Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research
(IGF), Austria
– Eliane Brändle, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
– Gino Casassa, University of Magallanes: GAIA Antarctic Research Center (CIGA), Chile
– Jorge Luis Ceballos, Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM), Colombia
– Julian A. Dowdeswell, Scott Polar Research Institute, United Kingdom
– Felipe Andres Echeverry Acosta
– Hallgeir Elvehøy, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norway
– Rune Engeset, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norway
– Daniel Farinotti, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Switzerland
– Andrea Fischer, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF), Austria
– Mauro Fischer, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
– Gwenn E. Flowers, Simon Fraser University: Department of Earth Sciences, Canada
– Erlend Førre, University of Bergen: Department of Earth Sciences, Norway
– Yoshiyuki Fujii, National Institute of Polar Research, Japan
– Johannes Fürst, University of Erlangen–Nuremberg (FAU): Department of Geography, Germany
– Isabelle Gärtner-Roer, University of Zürich, Switzerland
– Mariusz Grabiec, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
– Jon Ove Hagen, University of Oslo, Norway
– Svein-Erik Hamran, University of Oslo, Norway
– Lea Hartl, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF), Austria
– Robert Hawley, Dartmouth College, United States
– Kay Helfricht, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF), Austria
– Matthias Huss, University of Fribourg: Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW),
Switzerland
– Elisabeth Isaksson, Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
– Jacek Jania, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
– Robert W. Jacobel, Saint Olaf College: Physics Department, United States
– Michael Kennett, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norway
– Bjarne Kjøllmoen, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norway
– Thomas Knecht, University of Zürich, Switzerland
– Jack Kohler, Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
– Vladimir Kotlyakov, Russian Academy of Sciences: Institute of Geography, Russia
– Steen Savstrup Kristensen, Technical University of Denmark: Department of Space Research and Space
Technology (DTU Space), Denmark
– Stanislav Kutuzov, University of Reading, United Kingdom
– Johannes Landmann, University of Zürich, Switzerland
– Javier Lapazaran, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
– Tron Laumann, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norway
– Ivan Lavrentiev, Russian Academy of Sciences: Institute of Geography, Russia
– Huilin Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Tianshan Glaciological Station, China
– Katrin Lindbäck, Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
– Peter Lisager, Asiaq Greenland Survey, Greenland
– Horst Machguth, University of Zürich, Switzerland
– Francisco Machío, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), Spain
– Gerhard Markl, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF), Austria
– Enrico Mattea, University of Fribourg: Department of Geography, Switzerland
– Kjetil Melvold, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norway
– Laurent Mingo, Blue System Integration Ltd., Canada
– Christian Mitterer, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF), Austria
– Andri Moll, University of Zürich, Switzerland
– Kathrin Naegeli, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
– Francisco Navarro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Telecomunicación (ETSIT), Spain
– Ian Owens, University of Canterbury: Department of Geography, New Zealand
– Finnur Pálsson, University of Iceland, Reykjavik
– Rickard Pettersson, Uppsala University, Sweden
– Rainer Prinz, University of Graz: Department of Geography and Regional Science, Austria
– Ya.-M.K. Punning, Estonian Academy of Sciences (USSR Academy of Sciences-Estonia): Institute of
Geology, Estonia
– Antoine Rabatel, University Grenoble Alpes, France
– Ian Raphael, Dartmouth College, United States
– David Rippin, University of York, United Kingdom
– Andrés Rivera, Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Chile
– José Luis Rodríguez Lagos**, Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Chile
– John Sanders, University of California, Berkeley: Department of Earth and Planetary Science, United States
– Albane Saintenoy, University of Paris-Sud, France
– Arne Chr. Sætrang, Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
– Marius Schaefer, Austral University of Chile: Institute of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (ICFM), Chile
– Stefan Scheiblauer, Environmental Earth Observation Information Technology (ENVEO IT GmbH), Austria
– Thomas V. Schuler, University of Oslo, Norway
– Heïdi Sevestre, University of Saint Andrews, United Kingdom
– Bernd Seiser, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF), Austria
– Ingvild Sørdal, University of Oslo: Department of Geosciences, Norway
– Jakob Steiner, University of Utrecht: Faculty of Geosciences, Netherlands
– Peter Alexander Stentoft, Technical University of Denmark: Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK), Denmark
– Martin Stocker-Waldhuber, Technical University of Denmark: Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK), Denmark
– Bernd Seiser, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF), Austria
– Shin Sugiyama, Hokkaido University: Institute of Low Temperature Science, Japan
– Rein Vaikmäe, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
– Evgeny Vasilenko, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan
– Nat J. Wilson, Simon Fraser University: Department of Earth Sciences, Canada
– Victor S. Zagorodnov, Russian Academy of Sciences: Institute of Geography, Russia
– Rodrigo Zamora, Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Chile
– Michael Zemp, University of Zürich, Switzerland

(C) Disclaimer
The data might be subject to errors and inaccuracies. Hence, we strongly suggest to perform data quality checks and, in case of ambiguities, to contact us as well as the investigators and sponsoring agencies of the glaciers.

versionsrelease datedoimetadatadata downloadonline access
GlaThiDa 3.0.1 (current)201910.5904/wgms-glathida-2019-03websitezip filecoming soon
GlaThiDa 3.0201910.5904/wgms-glathida-2019-02infozip filecoming soon
GlaThiDa 2.1201610.5904/wgms-glathida-2016-07infozip filegtn-g global glacier browser
GlaThiDa 1.0201410.5904/wgms-glathida-2014-09infozip filenot available
last change 9/04/2019