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World Glacier Inventory
The World Glacier Inventory contains information for over 67,000 glaciers through out the world. Parameters within the inventory include geographic location, area, length, orientation, elevation and classification of morphological type and moraines. The inventory entries are based upon a single observation in time and can be viewed as a "snapshot" of the glacier at this time. The database can be searched by geographic region or by entering one or more parameters such as glacier name, location, elevation, size or type of glacier. Data output is in comma delimited format.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Cryology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-334
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)