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World Glacier Inventory

Metadata Updated: August 30, 2022

The World Glacier Inventory (WGI) contains information for over 130,000 glaciers. Inventory parameters include geographic location, area, length, orientation, elevation, and classification. The WGI is based primarily on aerial photographs and maps with most glaciers having one data entry only. Hence, the dataset can be viewed as a snapshot of the glacier distribution in the second half of the 20th century. It is based on the original WGI (WGMS 1989) from the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS).

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Dates

Metadata Date August 13, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 30, 2022
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1999 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NSIDC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 13, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 30, 2022
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1999 (publication)
Responsible Party World Glacier Monitoring Service (Point of Contact); National Snow and Ice Data Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid noaa.ncei.nsidc.G01130
Category Tag 16E15F51 D96E 4051 9124 75665Abdc6Ff ["Arctic","Melting Glaciers, Snow and Ice"]
Access Constraints Access Constraints : none, Use Constraints : none
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 89.3
Bbox South Lat -71.66
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id 2ac9b5c4-ab94-4911-ac31-5ab22004b7bf
Harvest Source Id f24c6629-4c02-44bc-863f-5f319481e810
Harvest Source Title NSIDC
Licence
Metadata Language eng; usa
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-180.0, -71.66], [180.0, -71.66], [180.0, 89.3], [-180.0, 89.3], [-180.0, -71.66]]]}
Progress complete
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 19000101
Temporal Extent End 20031231

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