Glacier Photograph CollectionEntry ID: G00472
Abstract: The National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center (NSIDC/WDC) for Glaciology in Boulder, Colorado houses many photographic prints of glaciers, taken both from the air and from the ground. 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 is partnering 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. To date, more than 12,000 photographs have been digitized and comprise the Glacier Photograph Collection. 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 and South America. In March 2006, we began our special collection of Repeat Photography of Glaciers.
Updates to the Glacier Photograph Collection are ongoing, and the photos are available online via a searchable interface.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Allaina M. Howard
Dataset Title: Glacier Photograph Collection
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01, updated 2009
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g00472.html
Start Date: 1880-01-01Stop Date: 2009-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution Format: JPEG, TIFF
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
National Snow and Ice Data Center CIRES, 449 UCB University of Colorado
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
U.S. Geological Survey 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Mail Stop 926A
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192-0002
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-10-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-23