The World Glacier Inventory

C. Haggerty, National Snow and Ice Data Center, World Glacier Monitoring Service, World Glacier Inventory

This web site is part of the National Snow and Ice Data Center's World Glacier Monitoring Service. The World Glacier Inventory contains information for over 67,000 glaciers throughout 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. These data are collected and digitized by the World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich. A point and click map of the world will also take users to the region of interest with a list of glaciated areas.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools, Datasets
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Science Background Required: Broadly accessible
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology