Global Glacier Length Temperature ReconstructionEntry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2005-059
Abstract: This data set consists of global temperature reconstruction based on glacier
length records from 169 locations.
A temperature history for different parts of the world was constructed from 169
glacier length records. Using a first-order theory of glacier dynamics,
changes in glacier length were related to changes in temperature. The derived
temperature histories are fully independent of proxy and instrumental data
used in earlier reconstructions. Moderate global warming started in the middle
of the 19th century. The reconstructed warming in the first half of the 20th
century is 0.5 kelvin. This warming was notably coherent over the globe. The
warming signals from glaciers at low and high elevations appear to be very
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Oerlemans, J.
Dataset Title: Global Glacier Length Temperature Reconstruction
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2005-059
Dataset Release Date: August 2005
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2005-059
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology ProgramOnline Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/contributions_by_author/oerl...
Start Date: 1600-01-01Stop Date: 1990-12-31
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: online ftp
Distribution Format: ascii
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht University Princetonplein 5
Postal Code: 3584 CC
Country: The Netherlands
Oerlemans, J. 2005. Extracting a Climate Signal from 169 Glacier Records.
Science, Vol. 308, No. 5722, pp. 675-677, 29 April 2005.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-11-29