Glacier Photograph Collection

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The Glacier Photograph Collection is a database of photographs of glaciers from around the world, some dating back to the mid-1850's, that provide an historical reference for glacier extent. As of June 2015, the database contains over 15,000 photographs.NSIDC houses thousands of photographic prints of glaciers taken from the ground, the air, and from space. These photographs constitute an important historical record, as well as a data collection of interest to those studying the response of glaciers to climate change. NSIDC partnered with the NOAA Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP) and the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) to digitize selected photographs and make them available through a searchable interface.Most of the photographs are of glaciers in the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Greenland. However, the collection does include a smaller number of photos of glaciers in Europe, South America, the Himalayas, and Antarctica. The photos are available online via a searchable interface and are retrievable by glacier name, photographer name, date, country, state, and geographic coordinates.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Date August 13, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2002 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NSIDC

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Sample Image: Takhin Glacier, Alaska, USA, 04 August 1948.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 13, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2002 (publication)
Responsible Party (Principal Investigator); U.S. Geological Survey (Principal Investigator); National Snow and Ice Data Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid noaa.ncei.nsidc.G00472
Access Constraints Access Constraints : none, Use Constraints : none
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 81
Bbox South Lat -43
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Sample Image: Takhin Glacier, Alaska, USA, 04 August 1948.
Graphic Preview File http://nsidc.org/data/glacier_photo/images/sample_image_takhin1948080401.jpg
Licence
Metadata Language eng; usa
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 18800101
Temporal Extent End 20091231

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