Glacier Inventory of West Greenland
Entry ID: G01375

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Summary
Abstract: The inventory includes 5,297 Glaciers from west Greenland between 59 to 71 degrees latitude north and 43 to 53 degrees longitude west. The glacier data basin division is based on a simplified version of the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) system. Data are based on 1:250000 maps, Landsat imagery, and aerial photos that were taken between 1948 and 1985.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: All About Glaciers


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: World Glacier Inventory


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: World Glacier Inventory Catalog page at NSIDC


Geographic Coverage
 N: 71.0 S: 59.0  E: -43.0  W: -53.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Weidick, A., C. E. Boeggild, and N. T. Knudsen.
Dataset Title: Glacier Inventory of West Greenland
Dataset Release Date: 1992-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N50Z715N
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g01375.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1948-01-01
Stop Date: 1985-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > GREENLAND


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS    [Information]
Aircraft    [Information]
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
LANDSAT    [Information]
MAPS    [Information]


Instrument
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Quality
Note that if the glacier terminated in the sea, the glacier terminus was not measured and the Minimum glacier elevation field was left blank in the data file.


Keywords
G01375
glaciers
Greenland
Inventory
NOAA
NSIDC


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC NOAA USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 32 KB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text


Personnel
ANKER WEIDICK
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Geological Survey of Greenland
Province or State: COPENHAGEN
Country: DENMARK


CARL EGEDE BOEGGILD
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Geological Survey of Greenland
City: Copenhagen
Country: Denmark


NIELS TVIS KNUDSEN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Geological Survey of Greenland
City: Copenhagen
Country: Denmark


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Publications/References
Weidick, A., Boeggild, C. E., and Knudsen, N. T. 1992: Glacier inventory and atlas of west Greenland. Rapport Groenlands Geologiske Undersoegelse, 158

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1992-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-29

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