GLIMS Glacier Database
Entry ID: NSIDC-0272

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Abstract: Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) is an international project with the goal of surveying a majority of the world's estimated 160,000 glaciers. GLIMS uses data collected primarily by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard the Terra satellite and the LANDSAT Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+), along with historical observations. ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: GLIMS Product Web Site

Description: Atlas of the Cryosphere
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: GLIMS, and NSIDC.
Dataset Title: GLIMS Glacier Database
Dataset Release Date: 2005-06-21
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1850-01-01
Use Constraints Some data in the GLIMS database are under embargo at the request of the submitter. The GLIMS Glacier Viewer requires Java and Javascript to run properly.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-06-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-22
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